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Maui Woman Airlifted After Fall at Honopou

June 24, 2013, 7:01 AM HST
* Updated June 24, 7:03 AM
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Scenic Hāna Highway. File photo by Wendy Osher.

Scenic Hāna Highway. File photo by Wendy Osher.

By Wendy Osher

A 66-year-old Kīhei woman was airlifted to safety on Friday after slipping and falling in a stream along Honopou Road in Haʻikū on Maui, officials said.

According to fire officials, the woman was with her co-worker, looking for a lost dog, when she slipped on mossy rocks and suffered a right shoulder injury.

The incident was reported at 11:18 a.m. on Friday, June 21, 2013, about a half-mile makai from the Hāna Highway, officials said.

Fire officials say the trail was too slippery and steep for the woman to make it back out on her own.

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Maui Fire Services Chief Lee Mainaga said the woman was airlifted to a landing zone at Twin Falls, and transported to the hospital via American Medial Response in stable condition.

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Responding crews reportedly included firefighters from the Paia station, Rescue-10 personnel from Kahului, and the department’s Air-1 helicopter.

 

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