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Hiker Rescued in Fall Along Pali at Scenic Lookout

November 17, 2013, 10:01 AM HST
* Updated November 17, 10:13 AM
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Scenic Lookout, Maui. Photo by Wendy Osher.

Scenic Lookout, Maui. Photo by Wendy Osher.

By Wendy Osher

A 63-year-0ld man was rescued from the pali lookout on Maui after falling approximately 20- to 30-feet on Saturday evening, fire officials said.

The incident was reported at 6:52 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 16, about a quarter-mile south of the Scenic Lookout along the Honoapiʻilani Highway.

Firefighters from the Wailuku and Kahului stations responded to assist in the rescue.

Rescue personnel hiked about 25-feet down to the patient and provided first-aid in response to patient complaints of sore ribs and back pain, according to fire officials.

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The man was secured in a basket and carried out by 12 personnel who walked the hiker out over “very rock y terrain and elevation.”

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Maui Fire Battalion Chief Val Martin said, “It was a tough extrication due to the topography.”

Officials say the man was then transported to the Maui Memorial Medical Center in stable condition via crews from the American Medical Response, Medic-3 Unit.

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