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Visitor Injured in Fall on Hike at Maui’s Bamboo Forest

October 9, 2012, 8:15 PM HST
* Updated October 9, 8:17 PM
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File photo by Wendy Osher.

By Wendy Osher

Rescue crews on Maui were called to assist a visitor who was injured in a fall during a hike on Tuesday afternoon.

The incident was reported at 12:44 p.m. on Tuesday, October 9, in Kailua, in an area often referred to as the “Bamboo Forest.”

Maui Fire Services Chief, Lee Mainaga said the 50-year-old woman, who was visiting from Tacoma, Washington, broke her right leg when she slipped and fell during the hike.

Crews from Engine 2 and Rescue 10 responded to the scene.  Upon arrival, fire personnel hiked about 300 yards into the trail where they met up with the injured female, said Mainaga.

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Rescue personnel splinted the woman’s broken leg and stabilized her onto a backboard.

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She was carried out and transported to the Maui Memorial Medical Center by medics, where she was being treated for non-life threatening injuries.

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