Transcript for Trapped Hikers in Hawaii Rescued From Raging Waters
A daring rescue in paradise. Dozens of hikers getting trapped as their supplies were running low. We're on the story from our los Angeles story. Reporter: Good morning, Dan. What was supposed to be a pleasant outing for some hikings on a popular trail, turned out to be a days long ordeal. In just a matter of hours streams that were once easy to cross became impassable. A dramatic Christmas eve rescue caught on camera. 62 hikers trapped by this river turned raging rapids. Boarding a fire department helicopter after three days stranded on one of the most dangerous hiking trails in America. The whole campground actually flooded and became like one cascading waterfall. Reporter: Angela Anderson and her boyfriend were visiting the island. The experienced hikers deciding to head out on a 22-mile trek Sunday afternoon when the weather was dry. We got to mile six and it started raining right before we went to bed. Reporter: When they woke up, they realized they were stuck. By this time the trail was shut down. The pair, joined by several other stranded campers. We call tried to keep the fire going. Reporter: The next morning they finally found a spot to cross, but then another road block. We got to mile two and it was just impassable and definitely a lot more raging. They were already running short on food so they seemed like they already had enough. Reporter: The next day the choppers were out scanning for stranded hikers. My backpack actually had a flag so we used some of those. Reporter: After nearly three days of drenching rain and no way out, Angela and her boyfriend among the dozens rescued, thankful to be safely. It will definitely make us think twice. She credits her survival kills for keeping her cool. One hiker did suffer injuries but they were nonlife threatening. Some harrowing moments there. Thank god for rescue helicopters. As we mentioned earlier,
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