Maui News

Visitor Falls 15 Feet From East Maui Trail

May 31, 2012, 7:31 AM HST
* Updated May 31, 8:35 AM
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Hana, Maui. File photo by Wendy Osher.

By Wendy Osher

A 62-year-old male visitor was transported by Medivac to the hospital after falling about 15-feet off the trail above Kaihalulu Bay in East Maui, authorities said.

The incident was reported at 4:42 p.m. on Wednesday, May 30, in the area, also known as Red Sand Beach.

The man suffered a two-inch laceration to his forehead and a broken femur, according to Maui Fire Services Chief Lee Mainaga.

The patient was initially extricated by Maui Fire and Police Department personnel to the roadway where medics were standing by.  The patient was then taken to the Hana Ball Park where Medevac crews were dispatched to transport the man to the Maui Memorial Medical Center.

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Maui County Paramedics Association spokesperson Steven Rossi said the man was treated with advanced life support care and was transported in serious condition.

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