AIEA, Hawaii (KHON2) – The ‘Aia Loop Trail’ is a very popular and gorgeous hike here on Oahu. Many people took advantage of the new year to climb this amazing climb.
The Honolulu Fire Department said they rescued a 20-year-old female hiker who injured her ankle while making the trek.
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She was accompanied by two other hikers who called 911 for help at 3:37 p.m.
HFD located the hiker and airlifted him to safety by 4:35 p.m.
HFD has provided some tips for those who want to enjoy O’ahu’s myriad hikes and trails.
Plan your hike:
- Inform others about your plan.
- Take a walk with your partner.
- Gather information about the trail and estimate how long it will take to return to the trailhead.
- Assess your capabilities.
- Stay on the trail
- stick together
- Avoid unnecessary risk.
- View time.
In an emergency:
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- Call 911.
- Be visible
- be noisy
- keep calm
- stay in place