Hiker rescued from valley in North Kohala

A hiker was rescued from a North Kohala valley after an old knee injury flared up.

Hawaii Fire Department rescue personnel responded to a report of an injured hiker around 7:15 a.m. The hiker was located in the third valley of Pololu Valley and stated they were unable to hike out.

The patient was extracted using a county helicopter and brought to a designated landing zone to rendezvous with awaiting medics near the Pololu Valley Lookout.

The patient was taken to Kohala Hospital in stable condition.

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