Visitor Airlifted in Rescue at Iao Valley

December 19, 2012, 8:17 AM HST · Updated December 19, 8:18 AM
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‘Iao Valley, photo by Wendy Osher.

By Wendy Osher

Fire and rescue personnel airlifted an injured hiker from Iao Valley State Park on Tuesday upon reports that the man suffered from a broken ankle.

The 44-year-old man from Blackhawk, CA, was located at about 45 minutes into the trail above the lookout area, officials said.

Request for assistance from the Maui Fire Department’s Air-1 Helicopter was made after crews from Engine-1 and Rescue-10 arrived on scene.

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The victim was airlifted to a landing zone at 4:30 p.m., and placed in the care of Medics who transported him to the Maui Memorial Medical Center for further treatment, said Maui Fire Services Chief Lee Mainaga.

Authorities say the injury was non-life-threatening.

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