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Kauai man falls nearly 100 feet, suffers multiple injuries

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 5:39 a.m. HST, Jul 25, 2011

A 40-year-old man suffered multiple injuries after falling approximately 100 feet near a waterfall in Kalalau on Kauai and was airlifted to Lihue Sunday morning, Kauai officials said.

The man was later listed in fair condition at Wilcox Memorial Hospital, Kauai officials said.

The Coast Guard received a citizens band radio call that was relayed to 911 dispatchers at 7:42 a.m.

The Kauai Fire Department's Air 1 helicopter arrived at Kalalau Beach around 8:52 a.m. and found the man about 100 feet from Kalalau Stream. He was suffering from multiple injuries from his fall but was reported in fair condition Sunday afternoon.

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