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Maui fire personnel rescue female hiker in Keanae

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 7:57 p.m. HST, Jan 8, 2013

Maui fire personnel rescued a female hiker in her 50s a mile into the Keanae Arboretum hiking trail this afternoon.

The woman, a Canadian visitor, slipped and injured her ankle, a fire official said in an e-mail.

Fire personnel got the call at 12:12 p.m., and a rescue crew aboard a fire helicopter spotted the woman at 12:55 p.m. 

The woman was airlifted to a landing zone at the Keanae YMCA.

She was then taken by ambulance to the Maui Memorial Medical Center with a non-life-threatening injury.

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