Visitor Airlifted After Waterslide Accident at Kahoma Cabin

May 28, 2014, 4:47 PM HST · Updated May 29, 8:10 AM
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By Wendy Osher

A 31-year-old visitor from Granite Bay, California was transported to the hospital in stable condition after suffering a back injury in a waterslide accident at the area known as Kahoma Cabin in West Maui, fire officials said.

The incident was reported at 12:31 p.m. on Wednesday, May 28, 2014, in a remote and mountainous area.

Fire crews traveled through about three miles of off-road terrain to access the site where first responders arrived to find the woman being supported in the shallow water of a pond, said Maui Fire Services Chief Lee Mainaga.

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According to department reports, the victim, who complained of lower to middle back pain, told first responders that the injury occurred while sliding down a water slide chute.

Fire crews secured the woman to a backboard, and utilized the department’s Air 1 helicopter to airlift the woman to a landing zone near Lahainaluna High School, fire officials said.

The woman was then transferred to an ambulance for transport to the Maui Memorial Medical Center.

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Crews responding to the scene included Ladder 3 and Engine 3 from the Lahaina Fire Station, Rescue 10 from Kahului, and the department’s Air 1 helicopter.

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