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8-Year Old Maui Girl Killed in Oheo Rockslide

May 31, 2011, 3:41 PM HST
* Updated June 1, 10:54 AM
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By Wendy Osher

*** An UPDATE is now posted at the following link: http://mauinow.com/2011/06/01/oheo-gulch-fatality-update/

File photo by Wendy Osher.

(Posted 3:41 p.m. 5/31/11; Updated 4 p.m. 5/31/11)

An 8-year-old Maui girl suffered fatal injuries in a rockslide at Oheo Gulch in East Maui this afternoon. Officials with the County of Maui confirmed the death, saying the incident occurred at around 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 31, 2011.

Maui Police described the victim as a local girl from Lahaina.  It was unclear if anyone else besides the victim was injured during the event.  No other information was available at the time of this report.

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The Oheo Gulch is a popular area known by some as the Seven Sacred Pools.

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Crews remained on scene at 4 o’clock this afternoon, as emergency responders and authorities continued to assess the situation.

*** We will update information as it becomes available.

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