Hikers rescued after spending night in Waipio Valley


Eight hikers were rescued Sunday morning after spending the night in Waipio Valley.

Hawaii County Fire Department rescue personnel responded late Saturday afternoon to a report of eight overdue hikers in Waipio Valley. The hikers, who were on the Hiilawe Falls trail, were unable to hike out because of worsening weather conditions and rapidly rising rivers and streams.

The hikers were located at first light Sunday and extricated by Hawaii County Fire Department Personnel. All the hikers declined medical attention.