Canadian Visitor Airlifted After Fall in Keanae

January 9, 2013, 6:11 AM HST · Updated January 9, 9:10 AM
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Keanae, file photo by Wendy Osher.

By Wendy Osher

A visitor was airlifted from the Keanae Arboretum after sustaining injuries in a fall on a hiking trail on Tuesday afternoon.

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Fire officials say the woman was about a mile into the trail when she slipped and injured her left leg and ankle in the fall. The incident was reported at 12:12 p.m.

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Crews from the Maui Fire Department’s Air-1 helicopter and Rescue-10 personnel spotted the woman and airlifted her to a landing zone secured by crews from Engine-7 at the Keanae YMCA.

The woman, identified as a visitor from Canada in her 50s, was then transported by ambulance to the Maui Memorial Medical Center for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

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