Visitor Injured in Fall, Airlifted from Nākālele

October 8, 2018, 8:14 AM HST · Updated October 8, 8:21 AM
Wendy Osher · 0 Comments

A 34-year-old man was rescued from the blow hole area at Nākālele Point on Sunday, after suffering an injury in a fall at the location.

The incident was reported at 12:21 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018.


Maui Fire Captain Paul Haake said the male visitor injured his left wrist and ankle in a fall.

Fire personnel from Engine 11 out of Nāpili hiked down to the man and treated his injuries.  The man was then airlifted by Rescue 10 personnel aboard the department’s Air 1 helicopter and delivered to awaiting medics.

The incident was one of three rescues conducted by the department on Sunday afternoon. The others included the rescue of 9 people from the “Swinging Bridges” area of Waiheʻe Valley; and the rescue of 16 people at the Wailuku River in ʻĪao Valley.

Wendy Osher
Wendy Osher leads the Maui Now news team. She is also the news voice of parent company, Pacific Media Group, having served nearly 20 years as News Director for the company’s six Maui radio stations.

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