POSTED: 01:31 p.m. HST, Feb 04, 2013
WAILUKU >> A Colorado man fell off a cliff and died while hiking a trail on Maui, police said.
The man was identified as Lynn Wyatt Huff, 60, of Boulder. He fell Saturday while walking in the Waihou Spring Forest Reserve along the Waihou Spring Trail.
The Maui Police Department said in a news release that officers were called to the scene and hiked about a mile down the trail toward the springs, where they met up with the Huff's wife who showed them where her husband fell while hiking.
Officers then hiked about another half-mile to the bottom of the ravine to the river bed where they found Huff's body. Fire and emergency medical personnel also responded.
Police said their investigation revealed that Huff was hiking when it appears he fell about 20 to 25 feet, and may have sustained head injuries. Police said it had rained throughout last week and ground was saturated when Huff fell to his death.
The approximately 1-mile trail follows the Waihou Springs State Forest Reserve tree plantation road before making a loop and descending into the Kailua Gulch.