POSTED: 8:50 p.m. HST, Feb 14, 2012
LAST UPDATED: 4:28 a.m. HST, Feb 15, 2012
Firefighters rescued a 19-year-old man after he fell about 40 feet from a waterfall while hiking with friends in the Twin Falls area on Maui, a Fire Department spokesman said.
The man sustained cuts to his head, back and legs, but the injuries were not life-threatening, said Maui Fire Department spokesman Lee Mainaga.
Firefighters carried the man out of the stream area about 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, and paramedics took him to the hospital.
Firefighters warned that streams in East Maui are very low this year, making jumping from the falls extremely hazardous.