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Visitors from Sweden Survive After Car Plunges 80 Feet from Maui Cliff

February 16, 2015, 9:57 PM HST
* Updated February 16, 10:20 PM
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Vehicle plunges 100 feet off Kahekili Cliff.  File photo by Wendy Osher.

Vehicle plunges off Kahekili Cliff. File photo by Wendy Osher.

By Maui Now Staff

Three women visiting from Sweden survived after the car they were in rolled over the edge of the Kahekili Highway and plunged 80 feet down a cliff, fire officials said.

The incident was reported at 10:21 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 16, 2015.

Two of the women were transported by ground ambulance to the Maui Memorial Medical Center in stable condition, while the third was Medevaced to the hospital, also in stable condition.

“Looking at how far the vehicle fell, firefighters at the scene said that it was remarkable that the women escaped serious injuries,” said Acting Maui Fire Services Officer Edward Taomoto.

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According to department reports, the women, ranging in age from 20 to 25, had already been helped out of the vehicle by area residents, and were reported to be in good condition when firefighters from Nāpiliarrived on scene to assist.

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Fire officials say the women were driving towards Lahaina along a single lane portion of the highway when they got too close to the edge of the pavement and the vehicle rolled over the edge, coming to rest 80 feet below.

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