Six lost hikers airlifted to safety
Six hikers who had lost their way in Wai'anae Valley yesterday afternoon were airlifted out of a river bed by an HFD helicopter.
One female hiker suffered a twisted ankle, but declined treatment. The others were uninjured, said HFD Capt. Kenison Tejada.
All of the hikers are local residents in their 30s, Tejada said.
Eight hikers started out around 9 a.m. but six wandered off, leaving two to walk out of the valley, he said. The missing hikers called the Fire Department about 4:15 p.m.