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.

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

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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