Helicopter crew rescues visitor lost in Forest Reserve

A man hiking in the Molokai Forest Reserve on Aug. 21 was airlifted to safety when he became lost in the mountainous terrain.

The 32-year-old male visitor was able to make contact with emergency personnel via a cell phone.
The incident was reported at 3:55 p.m., and the man was located uninjured at around 6 p.m.

Responding crews from the Maui Fire Department’s Air 1 helicopter and Rescue 10 crew extricated the man. He was dropped off at his Jeep where ground crews from Engine 4 were able to meet up with him and gather further information.

The mountain search and rescue operation was coordinated with the help of Molokai Police and Fire Dispatch.

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