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Woman Rescued in 20-Foot Fall at Bamboo Forest

Posted December 10, 2012, 08:25 AM HST Updated December 10, 2012, 10:56 AM HST
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By Wendy Osher

Crews rescued a hiker who had fallen 20-feet from a cliff in the Bamboo Forest trail area of East Maui on Friday, December 7, 2012.

The incident was reported at 3:53 p.m. at the second pond on the hike, about 20 minutes into the trail.

Authorities say the 22-year-old woman was suffered possible fractures to her shoulder, leg and face.

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She was airlifted by Maui Fire Department personnel to a landing zone above the Hana Highway, where an engine crew and medic were standing by to transport the woman to the Maui Memorial Medical Center.

Authorities say the woman was in stable condition, but rescue crews took full precautions in the case of a spinal injury.

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