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Greek Visitor Rescued After Night in Olinda

October 22, 2011, 3:05 PM HST
* Updated October 22, 4:04 PM
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By Wendy Osher

A tourist spent the night in the Olinda hills before being found by rescue crews on Saturday morning (October 22, 2011).

The 30-year-old woman from Greece had gone hiking on Kahakapao Road on Friday.

Crews from the Fire Department’s Rescue-10 and Engine-5 were dispatched at 6:49 p.m. on Friday to a report of the overdue hiker.

A ground search was initiated based on information provided by the hiker via her personal cell phone, but Fire Services Chief Lee Mainaga said the woman could not provide accurate directions.

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The search was suspended at 11:27 p.m. and the woman was instructed to turn off her cell phone and hunker down for the night.

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The search resumed at 5:44 a.m., and the woman was located just before 7 a.m.

Medics provided assessment.  No injuries were reported.

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