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Injured California Visitor Airlifted from Twin Falls

November 27, 2014, 6:39 AM HST
* Updated November 27, 6:41 AM
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Twin Falls air rescue graphic.

Twin Falls air rescue graphic.

By Wendy Osher

A 57-year-old man from Saratoga, California was airlifted from the Twin Falls area of Maui on Wednesday afternoon after suffering injuries in a fall.

Fire officials say the man fell from a standing position on an uneven trail and complained of lower back and hip pain.

The incident was reported at around 12:36 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014, in the area just above the fourth waterfall.

Firefighters from Engine 2 in Pāʻia hiked into the area, secured the man to a stokes basket, and carried him to a clearing in the canopy where he was picked up by rescue personnel aboard the department’s Air-1 helicopter, according to department reports.


Maui Fire Services Chief Lee Mainaga said the man was taken to a landing zone where he was then loaded into an ambulance for transport to the Maui Memorial Medical Center in stable condition.

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