Teen Airlifted from Steep Ledge at Uaoa Bay, Maui

June 7, 2019, 1:59 PM HST · Updated June 7, 5:14 PM
Wendy Osher · 0 Comments

A teen was airlifted to safety on Friday morning, after becoming stuck on a ledge at Uaoa Bay in the Haʻikū-Paʻuwela area of Maui.

The incident was reported at 11:21 a.m. on Friday, June 7, 2019 at Uaoa Bay, which is located between Manawai Gulch and Kealiʻi Point, West of Twin Falls.

Maui Fire Services Chief Rylan Yatsushiro said the 14-year-old boy called 9-1-1 for help after getting stuck on the ledge in a very steep part of the trail.

Fire officials say the boy was with two other teenage males who were making their way down a trail leading to the shoreline when the incident occurred.


In addition to Rescue 10 out of Kahului, and Air 1, the department’s Engine 2 also responded to the scene.

The boy was airlifted to a landing zone near the trail head and was reportedly uninjured.

Crews left the scene at 1:06 p.m.

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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