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Honolulu hikers, lost while fleeing wild pigs, are rescued

June 25, 2013 at 5:46 PM   |   Comments

HONOLULU, June 25 (UPI) -- Honolulu emergency responders said seven hikers who became lost while fleeing from wild pigs have been located.

Fire rescue personnel said the hikers, ranging in age from 15 to 30, were approaching a waterfall on the Kaau Crater trail in Palolo Valley Monday when they encountered a group of wild pigs and became lost while fleeing the animals, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Tuesday.

The group called for help around 4:30 p.m. Firefighters initially had difficulty locating the hikers, but they were able to escort them off the trail around 7 p.m.

No injuries were reported.

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