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Lost Hikers Rescued from Old Pineapple Fields in Honolua

November 17, 2015, 10:40 AM HST
* Updated November 17, 10:57 AM
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Honolua Bay

Honolua Bay. File photo: Carlos Rock

A father and daughter visiting from Pleasanton, California were rescued by Maui firefighters after they became lost while hiking in an area near Honolua Bay in West Maui.

Fire crews were called to the scene at 5:48 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 15. Department reports indicate the hikers were lost somewhere near mile marker 33 on the Honoapiʻilani Highway.

Nāpili firefighters arrived about 10 minutes later in the area often referred to as the “Windmills.”

Emergency dispatchers used GPS positioning off hikers’ cell phone to guide fire crews from Nāpili and Lahaina to the hiker’s location in the former pineapple fields north of Honolua Bay.

At about 6:15 p.m., crews found the 58-year-old man and his 26-year-old daughter on one of the former pineapple field roads. Department reports indicate they were uninjured and were driven out to their vehicle.

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Firefighters from Nāpili and Lahaina responded to the incident.

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