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2 tourists survive 100-foot fall off Maui cliff in car

By Star-Advrtiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 01:20 p.m. HST, Aug 28, 2012

Two tourists survived, and one hiked out to get help, after their car went over a 100-foot cliff on Maui early this morning.

A Maui Fire Department spokesman said the car drove off Kahekili Highway near the 10-mile marker at about 2:30 a.m.

One of the men hiked up the cliff and got to the highway about an hour later. A local resident found him by the side of the road at about 5:30 a.m. and located the area where the car went over the cliff.

The Fire Department helicopter, paramedics and fire rescue personnel were dispatched to the scene and set up a landing zone in a pasture near the cliff.

The helicopter airlifted the man who stayed behind to the pasture and an ambulance took both men to the hospital.

The man who hiked out was in his 20s from Belton, S.C. The other man was in his 30s from Lafayette, Calif., a Fire Department spokesman said. Both men suffered bruises and scratches, but both were walking and talking.

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Revelation wrote:
ive done the kahekili highway and believe me it is narrow, but only an idiot can drive a vehicle over a cliff...
on August 28,2012 | 08:57AM
tiwtsfm wrote:
Why are people out driving around at 2:20 am?
on August 28,2012 | 08:58AM
kalaoa wrote:
probably returning from drinking ....
on August 28,2012 | 09:05AM
SueH wrote:
I bet they now wished they had taken out the optional insurance on their rental car!!
on August 28,2012 | 09:19AM
bobbob wrote:
i bet they're just happy to be alive. i know i would be
on August 28,2012 | 12:15PM
Bigdog_MD wrote:
Holy mackeral, what kind of car was it? I'm getting that one
on August 28,2012 | 10:20AM
gobows wrote:
on August 28,2012 | 11:18AM
sluggah wrote:
on August 28,2012 | 11:56AM
rtsuk wrote:
We drove on that road in daylight and it was treacherous...those guys were so lucky!
on August 28,2012 | 11:23PM
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