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Hawaii island woman conscious, alert after 50-foot fall off cliff

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 6:07 p.m. HST, Jan 2, 2013

A 53-year-old Laupahoehoe woman today survived a 50-foot fall off a cliff, Hawaii County fire officials said.

Fire rescue personnel responded to the 1:04 p.m. call and found the woman lying on a hiking trail at Old Laupahoehoe Point Road.

Witnesses said the woman slipped and fell off the cliff behind her yard and landed on the trail, fire officials said.

The woman was conscious and alert when she was found, according to fire officials.

The woman was taken to the Hilo Medical Center by helicopter.

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