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Man Rescued After Car Plunges Down Keanae Cliff

November 27, 2011, 10:54 PM HST
* Updated November 28, 5:27 AM
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By Wendy Osher

A man in his 30s suffered head trauma and lacerations to his face and body after his car plunged 200 feet down a cliff in Keanae on Saturday.

The incident was reported at 7:02 p.m. on Saturday, November 26, 2011, near Mile Marker 18 of the Hana Highway.

Crews from Rescue-10 out of Kahului found the vehicle at the base of a riverbed at around 8:06 p.m.

Because of rains in the area, the stream was low but rising, according to officials with the Maui Fire Department.

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Three rescue personnel made their way down to the victim, and had the patient back up top by 11:45 p.m.

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All units were back to the highway by 12:35 a.m.

 

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