Visitor Critically Injured in Jump at Puʻu Kekaʻa

August 30, 2013, 9:41 PM HST · Updated August 31, 2:06 AM
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Rescue at Puʻu Kekaʻa or Black Rock in Kāʻanapali. Photo by Vanessa Wolf.

Rescue at Puʻu Kekaʻa or Black Rock in Kāʻanapali. Photo by Vanessa Wolf.

By Maui Now Staff

A 25-year-old visitor was critically injured after reportedly jumping off the back side of Puʻu Kekaʻa or Black Rock in the Kāʻanapali area of West Maui on Friday, officials said.

According to fire department reports, Lahaina firefighters responded to the scene after receiving the report at 6:28 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 30, 2013.

The man reportedly surfaced after jumping, but submerged again, according to Maui Fire Services Chief Lee Mainaga.

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Friends of the victim pulled him out of the water and began CPR., with fire crews taking over CPR upon arrival, until medics arrived, said Mainaga.

Crews from the American Medical Response transported the victim in critical condition to Maui Memorial Medical Center, officials said.

Authorities say no information provided on where the victim was from.

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