Five schoolgirls and their rescuers were forced to spend the night near Kowloon Peak. Photo: Google Maps/Kai Wang Leung

Firefighters made two trips to rescue a group of six girls after they lost their way while hiking on Kowloon Peak on Monday. The group, all from an international school in Kowloon, started walking up Jat’s Incline from Good Hope School in Kowloon at 10am on Monday, Oriental Daily reported.

At around noon, they arrived the top of Kowloon Peak and then spent two hours walked down. They got lost in the area near Suicide Cliff.

They called the police for assistance at 4pm. During the time, a 16-year-old girl injured her leg.

Fire services and police officers arrived at the scene and the Government Flying Service helicopter airlifted the girl to hospital at 6pm.

The rest of the girls stayed overnight on the peak, accompanied by firefighters. On Tuesday morning, they were sent by the Government Flying Service helicopter to Ruttonjee Hospital in Wan Chai for treatment.

The 602-meter Kowloon Peak, also known as Fei Ngo Shan, is in the northeastern Kowloon peninsula and is the highest point in Kowloon.

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