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Woman Airlifted from Maui’s Waiheʻe Ridge Trail

April 8, 2013, 8:29 AM HST
* Updated April 8, 9:14 AM
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Waihee, file photo by Wendy Osher.

Waihee, file photo by Wendy Osher.

By Wendy Osher

Fire crews on Maui were called to the Waiheʻe Ridge Trail Saturday afternoon to assist a 64-year-old woman who injured her ankle while hiking in the area with a group of friends, officials said.

Authorities say the incident was reported at around 2:45 p.m. Saturday.

Rescue personnel found the woman on a marked trail about a mile above the trailhead and used the department’s Air 1 helicopter to transport her to awaiting paramedics, said Maui Fire Capt. Paul Haake.

Haake said the woman was a part-time Kihei resident from Canada, who was hiking with vacationing friends when she slipped and injured her ankle.

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Authorities say paramedics treated the woman on scene, but she was eventually taken by friends to the emergency room at Maui Memorial Medical Center for further care.

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