Police, firefighters rescue overdue hiker

Police and fire rescuers found an overdue hiker walking in a lava field near Piilani Road in Kalapana Gardens shortly after 8 p.m. Tuesday.

According to a Hawaii Fire Department statement, the hiker, who was not identified, said she was confused and not sure what happened.

An ambulance took the woman to Hilo Medical Center for “further evaluation,” according to the statement.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


By participating in online discussions you acknowledge that you have agreed to the Star-Advertiser's TERMS OF SERVICE. An insightful discussion of ideas and viewpoints is encouraged, but comments must be civil and in good taste, with no personal attacks. If your comments are inappropriate, you may be banned from posting. To report comments that you believe do not follow our guidelines, email