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Injured Dirt Bike Rider Rescued from Waihe’e

September 9, 2011, 3:15 PM HST
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By Wendy Osher

Waihe'e Valley, file photo by Wendy Osher.

A 19-year-old man was rescued Friday afternoon (9/9/11) from the mountainous terrain above Waihe’e.

The dirt bike rider had injured his ankle and was unable to make his way back down the mountain, according to authorities.

Crews from the Maui Fire Department’s Engine 1 in Wailuku were dispatched to the scene, about three miles mauka of Waihe’e School,  at 11:43 a.m.

The Department’s Air-1 helicopter and Rescue 10 from Kahului were also called, and were able to successfully extract the patient from the area at around 1:20 p.m.

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Authorities say the man sustained non-life threatening injuries and refused medical transport.

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