Maui News

Visitor Injured in Fall at Pua’a Ka’a

October 19, 2012, 7:27 AM HST
* Updated October 19, 7:29 AM
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East Maui file photo by Wendy Osher.

By Wendy Osher

Maui firefighters assisted a visitor yesterday who fell about 20 feet from a partially blocked trail near Pua’a Ka’a State Park in East Maui.

The incident was reported just before 2 p.m. on Thursday, October 18, 2012.

Authorities say the 53-year-old man from Utah landed next to a pond where he suffered non-life-threatening injuries to his arms and left ankle.

Hana firefighters on scene, swam across the pond, stabilized the victim onto a backboard, and floated him about 50-feet across the pond, said Maui Fire Services Chief Lee Mainaga.

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From there he was loaded into an ambulance and transported by medics to the hospital.

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