Visiting Hikers Find Man Lost on Mauna Loa

Units from Puainako Training Area (PTA) Fire Department and Hawaii Fire Department (HFD) responded to the Mauna Loa Access Road for a report of a lost hiker.

Mauna Loa Access Road

Mauna Loa Access Road

Upon arrival, fire units contacted visiting hikers who reported trying to assist a 62 year-old Honolulu man who had become lost trying to make his way down the Mauna Loa trail.

Units from PTA Fire  located the lost party approximately 2 miles from the weather station. The hiker was treated for cold weather exposure, hypothermia, dehydration at the scene and transported to Hilo Medical Center via HFD Medic Unit.

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