HFD Rescues Stranded Opihi Picker

The Hawai`i County Fire Department responded to an area of coastline on the north side of Kawainui Stream on Saturday to search for a missing opihi picker.

HFD officials report that the opihi picker disappeared after rappelling down a cliff along the coast in the area.

An HFD Chopper was able to located the stranded opihi picker and using a billy pugh net he was safely transported to HFD ground units.

The individual did not suffer any injuries.

Thirteen HFD firefighters and two volunteer firefighters responded in the incident.