Hikers got stranded on a Hawaii trail because the clouds were so heavy, officials say

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Three hikers were stranded in Hawaii after the cloud cover became so heavy they could not see the trail, rescue officials said.

The hikers were trekking the “Konahuanui (K2) trail in Nuuanu” on Thursday, Sept. 29, when the clouds blocked their visibility and prevented them from descending, according to a news release from the Honolulu Fire Department.

The fire department received a call about the hikers shortly before 4:30 p.m., the release said.

Five units with about 16 rescuers responded, according to the release, and set up a command while also securing a “landing zone at the Board of Water Supply reservoir.”

One rescue official was airlifted to the hikers’ location, the fire department said. They then “escorted them along the steep ridgeline to an extraction point below the cloud cover.”

The hikers, who were not injured, were airlifted to a “nearby landing zone,” officials said.

Konahuanui is about six miles northeast of Honolulu.

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