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Visitor Airlifted After Fall on West Maui Pali Trail

December 15, 2014, 4:50 PM HST
* Updated December 15, 4:51 PM
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Pali Trail Rescue. Graphics by Wendy Osher/Maui Now.

Pali Trail Rescue. Graphics by Wendy Osher/Maui Now.

By Wendy Osher

A 63-year-old visitor was air rescued from the Pali Trail in West Maui after a falling onto some rocks and suffering injuries to his forehead, knee, and cheek, fire officials said.

The incident was reported at 12:47 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 15.

Maui Fire Services Chief Lee Mainaga said firefighters located the man about a mile into the trail, and had him airlifted to a landing zone at the Ukumehame Firing Range.  According to Mainaga, the man was hiking with his wife when the incident occurred.

Fire officials say the man was then transported to the Maui Memorial Medical Center by medics in stable condition.

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Units responding to the scene included Ladder 3 from Lahaina, Rescue 10 from Kahului, and the department’s Air-1 helicopter.

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