Firefighters airlift injured hiker from Maui trail
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Firefighters airlift injured hiker from Maui trail

Maui firefighters rescued a 29-year-old Colorado woman on the Bamboo Forest Trail after she injured her ankle.

Shortly after 5 p.m. Wednesday, the Maui Fire Department said the woman from Denver was hiking when she slipped on wet rocks and injured her ankle near the third waterfall of the trail.

The fire department deployed its Air 1 helicopter when rescue crews located the hiker about a half-mile above the trail head.

She was flown to a pasture near the Hana Highway where paramedics transported her to Maui Memorial Medical Center to be treated for her injury.

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