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Hikers Seek Help After Being Stuck, HI Rescuers Say

A group of hikers were rescued after being stranded at the summit of Hawaii after a six-hour trek, officials said.

A group of hikers were rescued after being stranded at the summit of Hawaii after a six-hour trek, officials said.

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A group of hikers was rescued after trekking for six hours and getting stranded on a Hawaii summit, officials said.

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The four hikers were about 4 miles from the start of the Moanalua Middle Ridge Trail in Moanalua Valley when they called for help at about 2:20 p.m. on Monday, March 27, the Honolulu Fire Department said in a news release.

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After arriving shortly before 2:30 p.m., the fire department said it began to search for the group by air and came up with a ground search plan.

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The fire department said it airlifted and dropped off a rescuer to search for the hikers by foot.

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The rescuer found the group around 3:10 p.m., confirming none of the hikers were injured, and led them to an area to be airlifted, according to the fire department.

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The department said it transported the hikers in pairs to a “nearby landing zone.”

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The Moanalua Middle Ridge, which is about 10 miles north of Honolulu, is considered “challenging,” according to HAWAIʻI Magazine. The 11- to 12-mile trek takes about eight hours to complete.

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