A woman visiting from Wisconsin found out it can get cold on Maui. She became the subject of a successful search and rescue late Wednesday. At 5:24 p.m., Wailuku firefighters responded to Iao Valley for a reported hiker feeling very cold and exhausted. Crews arrived at Kepaniwai Park and hiked about a quarter-mile into a trail that was next to the stream where they met the hiker.
Fire personnel attempted to walk the 26 year-old female visitor from Wisconsin down the trail but ended up carrying her the last 50 yards back to the road. Medics on scene assessed the hiker but did not transport her. She was released back to her family.