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60-Year Old Woman Airlifted After Fall at “Jaws” Lookout

January 19, 2014, 11:19 AM HST
* Updated January 19, 11:20 AM
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Big wave surfers braved warning-level conditions at the famous Jaws surf break on Maui today as a large swell peaked during mid-morning on Maui Thurs. Jan. 20, 2011. Photo by Wendy Osher.

Big wave surfers at the famous Jaws surf break on Maui.  File photo by Wendy Osher.

By Wendy Osher

A 60-year-old Maui woman was airlifted to safety after slipping and falling on a trail near the big-wave “Jaws” look-out in the Peʻahi area on the North Shore.

The incident was reported at 12:41 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014, on one of the trails leading to the ocean, according to Fire Department reports.

Maui Fire Services Chief Lee Mainaga said the patient, who suffered a compound fracture to her right ankle, was stabilized and airlifted to a landing zone established near the Hāna Highway in Haiʻkū.

She was then transported to the Maui Memorial Medical Center in stable condition, said FS Chief Mainaga.

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Units responding to the scene included Engine-2 out of Pāʻia, Rescue-10 out of Kahului, and the Department’s Air-1 helicopter.

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