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78-Year-Old Man Rescued After Fall in ‘Iao Valley

Posted October 8, 2012, 02:48 PM HST
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‘Iao Valley, file photo by Wendy Osher.

By Wendy Osher

A 78-year-old man was transported to Maui Memorial Medical Center after falling approximately 15-feet down an embankment in ‘Iao Valley, officials said.

Crews from the Maui Fire Department’s Engine 10 and Rescue 10 out of Kahului responded to the incident at 11:11 a.m. on Monday, October 8, 2012.

The man slid down the embankment and landed in an area next to the ‘Iao Stream, sustaining non-life threatening injuries to his head and hip, said Maui Fire Services Chief Lee Mainaga.

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Rescue personnel hiked 10 minutes into the trail to meet up with the victim.  There, he was stabilized, placed on a backboard, and carried out of the Valley.

He was then transported by medics to the Maui Memorial Medical Center for further treatment.

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