HFD crews responding to reports of an injured hiker on the White Road Trail in Kamuela Wednesday afternoon (May 20th).
Published by: HIRSC - Hawaii Island (Holualoa and Kamuela) Team
The Hawaii Fire Department (HFD) along with the Hawaii Police Department (HPD) and Department of Land and Natural Resource (DLNR) responding to a report of an injured hiker on the White Road Trail/Hike in Kamuela Wednesday afternoon (May 20th).
The initial call came in at 2:58 pm Wednesday afternoon and HFD crews from the Waimea and Kailua (Rescue Company 7) Fire Stations along with Battalion 2, Chopper 1, HPD officers from the South Kohala Patrol, and DLNR DOCARE officers responded to the scene located approximately 1 mile in on the White Road Trail near the bridge crossing in Kamuela.
Preliminary details received at this time is that hiker (described as an adult female) had suffered an ankle fracture and was not able to continue on and needed the assistance of the emergency crews back out to the trailhead. The injured hiker was apart of a group of approximately 8 people (including the injured hiker).
Due to the bad weather conditions in the area, Chopper 1 was not able to access/commence with air extrication and has since returned quarters. HFD ground personnel met up with the injured hiker and are in the process of extricating the injured hiker off the trail to an awaiting HFD Medic for further medical assessment.
Details are slowly coming in and will provide an update as it becomes available.
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