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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.

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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.

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

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