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Hiker dies after falling from 3rd peak of Olomana Trail

April 2, 2018

HONOLULU (AP) — A hiker has died after falling from the third peak of Olomana Trail in Maunawili.

Honolulu Fire Department Capt. Kevin Mokulehua said firefighters were told Sunday morning that a hiker in his late 20s fell from the peak.

The captain said firefighters were having trouble locating the man because of heavy tree cover. They asked a hiker near the man to shake a tree, giving firefighters a general location.

Firefighters then rappelled down and found the man about 400 feet (122 meters) below the hiking trail. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

In 2015, a Florida man died after falling about 200 feet (60 meters) from the trail. An off-duty firefighter died in 2014, and a social worker died in 2011, both from falling off the trail.

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