Injured hiker, 40s, airlifted from Lanikai pillbox trail in Kailua

  • Source: Star-Advertiser - Metered Site
  • Published: 02/08/2024 12:00 AM

Honolulu firefighters on Tuesday airlifted an injured hiker from the trail popularly known as “Lanikai pillbox” in Kailua. The Honolulu Fire Department said a woman in her 40s suffered an injury and was unable to descend the trail — officially known as the Kaiwa Ridge Trail — on her own. HFD received a 911 call for the injured hiker at about 9 a.m. and responded with six units and 17 personnel. Firefighters who ascended by foot reached the hiker at 9:33 a.m. and provided her with basic life support. The hiker was then airlifted by helicopter to a nearby landing zone where care was transferred to Emergency Medical Services at 9:46 a.m. EMS treated the woman for an ankle injury and took her to the hospital in stable condition. No other injuries were reported.


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