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Maui County firefighters rescue man who fell 20 feet on Lanai

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 2:42 a.m. HST, Sep 13, 2012

Maui Fire Department personnel from Lanai and Kahului rescued a 47-year-old man who suffered a compound fracture to his left ankle after falling about 20 feet from a ledge at Sharks Bay, Lanai.

Firefighters reported that about 5:40 p.m., the man was found at the bottom of the 20-foot high ledge. The man was attempting to climb up the ledge, but lost his grip and footing and fell onto the rocks below, firefighters said. 

The Fire Department helicopter flew the man from Sharks Bay to the Hulopoe Bay camping ground for transport by ambulance to Lanai Hospital.  The patient was treated and was in stable condition.

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