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Woman Rescued After Falling 20 Feet from Olinda Trail

December 13, 2014, 6:22 PM HST
* Updated December 13, 11:46 PM
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Rescue 10, file photo by Wendy Osher.

Rescue 10, file photo by Wendy Osher.

By Wendy Osher

A 21-year-old woman was rescued after falling 20-feet from a mountain trail in Olinda on Saturday afternoon.

Fire officials say the incident was reported at 1:08 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014, at the Waihou Springs Trail in the area known as “The Caves.”

According to department reports, the local female fell off the trail to the bottom of a rocky dried out riverbed, while hiking with friends.

Maui Fire Services Chief Lee Mainaga said the woman sustained severe pain to her ribs, making it difficult to breathe and move.


The woman was secured to a basket and hiked about a mile up a steep switchback trail with medics waiting to transport her to the Maui Memorial Medical Center.


Crews responding to the incident included Rescue 10 from Kahului and Engine 5 from Makawao.

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