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Two Hunters Airlifted from Kaiolohia on Lānaʻi

September 15, 2013, 8:38 AM HST
* Updated September 15, 8:42 AM
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By Wendy Osher

Two hunters were airlifted from the Mahana area of Lānaʻi on Saturday afternoon, due to fatigue and injury, according to fire officials.

Fire officials were called to the scene at 4 p.m. on Sept. 14, to an area above Kaiolohia or “Shipwreck Beach.”

The two men, ages 57 and 63, were airlifted by Rescue-10 personnel aboard the Department’s Air-1 helicopter to a landing zone set up on Keomoku Road, officials said.

According to Maui Fire Services Chief Lee Mainaga, the 57-year-old man was transported by medics to the Lānaʻi General Hospital with a back injury; and the 63-year-old man, was airlifted due to fatigue but did not require transport to the hospital.

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