Sources say woman killed in a hiking accident in Windward Oahu was pregnant

Updated: May. 5, 2018 at 5:00 PM HST
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KAAAWA (HawaiiNewsNow) - A woman died Saturday while Hiking in Kaaawa. According to police sources, the victim was possibly six months pregnant at the time of her death.

The call to emergency crews came around 3 p.m. Saturday. First responders then headed out to an area known as the Makaua Hidden Valley Trail.

According to HFD, the woman in 30s was injured by falling rocks. She was found unconscious, not breathing and without a pulse.

She was later pronounced dead at the scene.

Residents who live near the trail say hiking there can be dangerous, especially in bad weather.

"The water, especially when it really pours for a long time, it's guaranteed going to have mudslides, a lot of boulders, loose rocks going come falling down," Ethan Akiona, a nearby resident said.

HFD set up a command post at Swanzy Beach Park where the woman's body was airlifted to.

"Some firemen went back hiking to try to rescue this woman. And then a little while later, a helicopter came and dropped the line and was able to bring her out in the basket," Erica Sanchez said after witnessing the rescue operations.

The victim's body was recovered around 1:30 p.m.

Police sources say the woman and her husband are originally from Utah.

Details are still developing. This story will be updated.

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