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Visitor Airlifted After Slipping on Hike at “Bamboo Trail”

May 21, 2015, 7:41 PM HST
* Updated May 22, 6:00 AM
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Bamboo Forest Rescue. Maui Now graphic.

Bamboo Forest Rescue. Maui Now graphic.

By Maui Now Staff

A visitor was airlifted from the Kailua area of East Maui on Thursday, May 21, 2015 after suffering injuries to her knee while hiking in the area often referred to as the “Bamboo Forest.”

The 57-year-old woman from Bellevue, Washington, was injured when she lost her footing on slippery rocks near the base of the “Fifth Pool,” according to Maui Fire Services Officer Edward Taomoto.

Pāʻia firefighters responded to the report at around noon, and a rescue crew from Kahului used the department’s Air 1 helicopter to transport the woman to an open pasture near the Hāna Highway.

Authorities say the woman declined treatment by paramedics and opted to seek treatment on her own, leaving the area with her husband in a private vehicle.

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