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Young Hiker Plunges a Hundred Feet and Survives

(KHNL) --  A hike with friends turns into a frightening fall for a young girl.

The 12 year old fell a hundred feet down a ravine behind Hanalani elementary school this afternoon.

Rescue crews were called in and quickly rushed to get equipment and personnel down to the injured girl.

"We found the young victim at the bottom of the ravine. It's a pretty steep ravine." says one Honolulu Fire Department rescuer.

The young girl was hiking in the area with a group when she slipped and fell.

"We're not sure why they went down but it looks like a lot of children go down there to play."

As emergency crews went in, other young girls came out, talking about their injured friend.

"She has a huge bump on her head, and I think she broke her hip and femur" says one young girl.

Because the ravine was deep and difficult to hike out with an injured victim, the fire department's rescue helicopter was called in.

And the young girl was carried up in a safety basket. Her legs are covered with cuts and scraps from her fall.

But her most serious injury is her broken thighbone. She is rushed to the queens medical center in serious condition.

This rescue was work for this emergency crew, but its work they are trained to do.

And they hope, this will serve as a reminder that if you are in a hiking emergency, you'll remember to call for help.

"If someone gets hurt, don't try to take them out yourself, call 911." says HFD's emergency responder.

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