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22-year-old and his dog rescued off of Lanikai Pillbox trail Thursday morning

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HONOLULU (KITV4) - The Honolulu Fire Department (HFD) responded to a 911 call on Thursday morning about an injured hiker on the first pillbox of the Lanikai Pillbox Trail in Kailua.

The emergency call was received at 9:08 AM and five units staffed with 15 personnel responded to the emergency.

The first unit arrived on the scene at approximately 9:15 AM and established command as well as secured the landing zone at Lanikai Community Park.

HFD made contact with the 22-year-old male resident who was hiking with his dog when he injured his ankle. HFD arrived with Air 1, secured the hiker, and transported him to the landing zone.

Once on the landing zone, he was transferred to the Honolulu Emergency Medical Service (EMS) at 9:49 AM.

HFD then safely walked the hiker's dog out of the trail where a friend was waiting to take the dog. 

Hiking Safety Tips:

● Bring a cell phone, which can be a lifesaver during an emergency. Ensure that your

battery is full prior to your hike. We recommend packing an external backup battery.

● Stay hydrated and prepare for the unexpected.

● Know your physical abilities and limitations; select trails that can be enjoyed safely.

● Most accidents happen when hikers leave the established trail and disregard warning

signs. Staying on the trail greatly reduces your chances of getting injured or lost.

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