POSTED: 10:42 a.m. HST, Jan 01, 2013
LAST UPDATED: 01:46 a.m. HST, Jan 02, 2013
Maui firefighters rescued a 25-year-old man who fell about 45-feet from a skyline at Kahoma Ranch above Lahaina Monday night.
A fire department spokesman said the victim was one of three men on motorcycles who trespassed on the ranch. He used a rope to slide down one of the lines but got stuck midway.
The victim held on for as long as he could, but eventually fell about 45 feet at about 6:14 p.m., the spokesman said.
Firefighters wrapped him on a board, taking precautions to protect his spine, and hiked him out of the valley.
An ambulance took him to the Maui Memorial Medical Center in stable condition.