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Woman Rescued in 20-Foot Fall at Bamboo Forest

December 10, 2012, 8:25 AM HST
* Updated December 10, 10:56 AM
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File photo by Wendy Osher.

By Wendy Osher

Crews rescued a hiker who had fallen 20-feet from a cliff in the Bamboo Forest trail area of East Maui on Friday, December 7, 2012.

The incident was reported at 3:53 p.m. at the second pond on the hike, about 20 minutes into the trail.

Authorities say the 22-year-old woman was suffered possible fractures to her shoulder, leg and face.

She was airlifted by Maui Fire Department personnel to a landing zone above the Hana Highway, where an engine crew and medic were standing by to transport the woman to the Maui Memorial Medical Center.

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Authorities say the woman was in stable condition, but rescue crews took full precautions in the case of a spinal injury.

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