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Teen falls 6 feet from rocky ledge at Makapuu

By Star Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 08:11 a.m. HST, Nov 13, 2012

A local teenage boy fell Monday afternoon from a ledge above the tidal pools at Makapuu.

Emergency Medical Services said the boy, 17, was taken in stable condition to a trauma center.

EMS reported the fall occurred about 2 p.m., and the teenager fell about 6 feet.

The boy was hiking with a group of three other teens on a treacherous, unsanctioned trail when he slipped and fell six feet, fire Capt. Terry Seelig said.

The teens called 911 using a cell phone, and the fire department sent a helicopter and picked up three of the four teenagers, Seelig said.

They landed at Pohonu Point across Sea Life Park, where an ambulance picked up the injured teen

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SteveToo wrote:
Wow, hope he recovers. For a 6 foot fall to do that much damage he musta landed on his head.
on November 12,2012 | 02:57PM
noheawilli wrote:
DLNR please dont close this "trail" we. the people of Hawaii can manage just fine
on November 12,2012 | 04:30PM
browniegirl wrote:
" . . . on a treacherous, unsanctioned trail . . . " - who gets the bill for the rescue?
on November 12,2012 | 07:40PM
SteveToo wrote:
on November 12,2012 | 08:45PM
SteveToo wrote:
Is it also died?
on November 13,2012 | 06:48AM
SteveToo wrote:
Ok, lets try this again Why does the state close hiking trails if someone is injured, but not beaches when someone is injured there?
on November 13,2012 | 06:49AM
busterb wrote:
How about Kaukonahua Rd?
on November 13,2012 | 07:19AM
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