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Honokāne Information Update for May 19th, 2021

Injured hiker rescued from Honokāne Iki Valley in North Kohala Wednesday morning (May 19th).

Published by: HIRSC - Hawaii Island (Hōlualoa) and Maui (Olowalu) Team

The Hawaii Fire Department (HFD) along with Hawaii Police Department (HFD) responded to a report of an injured on the 'Āwini Trail in Honokāne Iki Valley in the North Kohala District Wednesday morning (May 19th).

The initial call came in at 7:15 am Wednesday morning and HFD Crews from the North Kohala Fire Station along with Chopper 1 and Chopper 2 and HPD Officers from the North Kohala Patrol responded to the scene located on the beach in Honokāne Iki Valley in North Kohala.

Upon the arrival of emergency crews, a report came in from a hiker on the 'Āwini Trail reporting a friend (described as a male in his 20s) who was hiking with the reporting party, had suffered a knee injury while hiking on the trail inside Honokāne Iki Valley and was waiting for emergency crews on a float on the beach. The reporting party had hiked up on the ridge to call for help.

Once emergency crews arrived at the scene, HFD Chopper 2 and Chopper 1 conducted a brief search of the area and located the injured hiker in Honokāne Iki Valley on the beach and Chopper 2 landed nearby and package the patient for transport to the landing zone (LZ) located near Pololū Valley Lookout to an awaiting HFD Medic. Once Chopper 2 arrived at the LZ, HFD Medic personnel then transported the male patient to the Kohala Hospital in stable condition for further medical treatment.

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