HFD makes use of GPS monitoring to search out hikers who get misplaced at night time

HONOLULU (KHON2) — The Honolulu Fire Department said they flew a male and female hiker off the Moanalua Middle Ridge Trail Sunday, Nov. 13.

HFD said crews responded to lost walkers after receiving a distress call around 8:11 p.m

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It was reported to the fire service that two hikers in their 20s were unharmed but became lost after hiking since noon.

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HFD was able to locate the hikers using GPS from one of the hikers’ cell phones. Once the two were found, they were flown safely to a landing zone with no injuries reported.

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