A cyclist visiting from Seattle became lost and disoriented during a solo descent along Skyline Trail at Polipoli State Park last night. Maui Firefighters from Kula and Air-1 Rescue 10 were alerted around 4:27 p.m.. The engine company members conducted the ground search with Air-1 scouring the area until darkness made further searching hazardous.
Around 7:30 Thursday night, ground crews made voice contact with the man. He was located within the hour. Crews escorted the man back to Polipoli around 9 p.m. He was uninjured and did not require any medical attention. Since the story had a happy ending, many are wondering why a Seattle visitor would be on a late-day solo bike trek while the Seahawks were trouncing the Green Bay Packers.