Maui Woman Airlifted After Fall at Honopou

June 24, 2013, 7:01 AM HST · Updated June 24, 7:03 AM
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Scenic Hāna Highway. File photo by Wendy Osher.

Scenic Hāna Highway. File photo by Wendy Osher.

By Wendy Osher

A 66-year-old Kīhei woman was airlifted to safety on Friday after slipping and falling in a stream along Honopou Road in Haʻikū on Maui, officials said.

According to fire officials, the woman was with her co-worker, looking for a lost dog, when she slipped on mossy rocks and suffered a right shoulder injury.

The incident was reported at 11:18 a.m. on Friday, June 21, 2013, about a half-mile makai from the Hāna Highway, officials said.

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Fire officials say the trail was too slippery and steep for the woman to make it back out on her own.

Maui Fire Services Chief Lee Mainaga said the woman was airlifted to a landing zone at Twin Falls, and transported to the hospital via American Medial Response in stable condition.

Responding crews reportedly included firefighters from the Paia station, Rescue-10 personnel from Kahului, and the department’s Air-1 helicopter.

 

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