2 hikers rescued on Maui; 1 injured

Published  7:50 AM HST Feb 21, 2013
WAILUKU, Hawaii -

Maui County fire crews were busy on Wednesday helping hikers on Maui.

At around 7 p.m., Wailuku rescue crews responded to Iao Valley State Park after a woman visiting from New York got separated from the group she was hiking with.

After a 45-minute search in the dark, crews found the woman and brought her out to safety.  She was not injured.

At around 2 p.m., firefighters from Wailuku joined with firefighters in Kahului to rescue an injured hiker stranded in Waihee.

The 65-year-old man visiting from Missouri hurt his knee while hiking Waihee Ridge.

He was lifted out of the ridge by helicopter, then taken to the hospital by a group of friends.

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