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Man falls 45 feet from zipline after trespassing to ride it

By Star-Advertiser staff

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.

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Kate53 wrote:
"Victim"? Perpetrator, trespasser, vandal, idiot ... "Victim" is not a word I would use to describe any of these criminals.
on January 1,2013 | 10:49AM
Rickyboy wrote:
He should be billed for his rescue and prosecuted for trespass.
on January 1,2013 | 12:06PM
Bdpapa wrote:
on January 1,2013 | 12:30PM
daniwitz13 wrote:
Punishment, punishment, punishment. By all means. let us not do ANYTHING stupid in life. Don't take stupid chances of course. Why chance even Marriage. Some people consider it a stupid thing to do. Even have Children is taking a big Chance. Who knows whether that would be a stupid choice. Why climb Mt. Everest, that's stupid, right? Why climb the stairway to heaven? Gee, what a sterile attitude. Pity.
on January 1,2013 | 12:52PM
Kate53 wrote:
Trespassing is illegal, getting married or climbing Mt. Everest aren't illegal. People should be punished for the illegal things they do. The injuries they may incur are punishment for the stupid things they do.
on January 1,2013 | 03:20PM
Bdpapa wrote:
You want to break the law and infringe on someone's legitimate business, that's not only stupid it's criminal. Oh yea, whenyou get stuck hakfway on the Staitway to Heaven, don't call for help, figure it out.
on January 1,2013 | 03:41PM
patk wrote:
daniwitz, you're just another one of the self-centered me-me-me types who expects to do anything you want regardless of what society allows, and then cries like a b*tch when things go awry.
on January 1,2013 | 09:46PM
residenttaxpayer wrote:
on January 1,2013 | 02:08PM
bobbob wrote:
what an *diot...
on January 1,2013 | 02:28PM
am808 wrote:
I smell a lawsuit against Kahoma Ranch for negligence and bodily injury.
on January 1,2013 | 02:48PM
Bdpapa wrote:
Sorry to say, I see that also.
on January 1,2013 | 03:42PM
iwanaknow wrote:
The sharks are circling already
on January 2,2013 | 05:34AM
serious wrote:
Sad, but true--they didn't adequately secure the place.
on January 2,2013 | 08:12AM
whs1966 wrote:
IRT daniwitz13: It's one thing to ride a zip-line when conditions are ideal, but to be stupid enough to trespass and rig a rope to ride on is stupid, and I doubt he's intelligent enough to learn from this incident. Hopefully, he won't injure any innocent parties when he performs his next stunt.
on January 1,2013 | 02:58PM
daniwitz13 wrote:
My point, if there is any, was the punish mentality that permeates our Society. What is wrong with favoring benevolence. does one smoke weed that is ILLEGAL be punished by the thousands? My point also is that EVERYONE does something stupid in their lifetime. My point too, is that people that take chances, maybe wrongly at first, may just be rightly for the next discovery. To stifle adventurism good or bad, (and sometimes unknown at the time) serves no purpose. Not for the timid or weak of heart and arm chair justice providers Pity.
on January 2,2013 | 10:03AM
busterb wrote:
So you must love it when idiots spray paint the electronic freeway signs. Who cares about how it affects everyone and that we have to pay for it to be removed, or the sign replaced completely, as long as the clown got the trill out of dangling over freeway traffic. After all everyone does something stupid eventually.
on January 2,2013 | 10:57AM
olos73 wrote:
That's what you call BACHI...When you stupid, you stupid.
on January 1,2013 | 03:06PM
Whenever you break the law or do things you are not suppose to, the inevitable will always happen....right. Take heed my fine feathered friends.
on January 1,2013 | 06:03PM
kailua000 wrote:
the lawyers are out looking for him. You know he'll sue and probably win.
on January 1,2013 | 06:25PM
Publicbraddah wrote:
Ya can't teach stupid!
on January 2,2013 | 07:58AM
false wrote:
Probably just another crime this guy has committed in his life.
on January 2,2013 | 09:55AM
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