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Woman injured after jump from Maunawili Falls

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 03:47 a.m. HST, Sep 23, 2013

Fire rescue personnel airlifted a woman in her 20s from the Maunawili Falls trail Sunday  morning after she jumped about 70 feet from the top the falls and reported lower back pain and loss of feeling in her legs and feet, a Honolulu Fire Department spokesman said.

A hiking group used a cell phone to report the incident just after 11 a.m.,

Capt. Carlton Yamada said. He said the woman jumped from the upper level of rocks into the pond below and reported her apparent injuries to friends.

The woman?s condition had not improved by the time rescue personnel reached her, so she was placed on a spinal immobilization board and airlifted off the trail, Yamada said. Emergency Medical Services responders began caring for the woman around noon.

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aomohoa wrote:
People do it all the time. A really bad result does not surprise me. Let's hope she will not be a paraplegic because of one bad choice. My husband had to help a guy who jumped off and hurt his back. fortunately he was able to walk and did not do serious damage. Jump off the lower area people.
on September 22,2013 | 03:57PM
Grimbold wrote:
Such stupidity should be fined and the fool charged for services.
on September 23,2013 | 04:51AM
Fred01 wrote:
You should be charged for this.
on September 23,2013 | 10:24AM
aomohoa wrote:
Does anyone know how deep the pool of water is? I know I don't and I don't think it's deep enough.
on September 22,2013 | 03:59PM
residenttaxpayer wrote:
What a dumb thing to do.....apparently she didn't think at being injured wouldn't be result of her jump...
on September 22,2013 | 04:59PM
8082062424 wrote:
Got to know your limits. Some times they see other do it and think it a simple thing to do. so they follow. hope she ok
on September 22,2013 | 05:25PM
Slow wrote:
Typical tourist! Probably from North Dakota or someplace. Probably another religion than us. So typical.
on September 22,2013 | 06:59PM
SteveToo wrote:
I'd love to have a dollar for every "Local" that has made the same jump Mr. Slow.
on September 22,2013 | 08:29PM
aomohoa wrote:
I suppose you are referring to allie? I have seen many locals do it. Weird comment.
on September 22,2013 | 08:48PM
foursun wrote:
Wow Slow, you sound like allie!!! Most tourists are a lot smarter than the woman in question, thousands come to the islands to commune with nature, the ones you read about are the ones that are just plain dumb. In addition, the headline says it was a woman that was injured, allie is a guy POSING as a woman which is common among trolls. Besides, allie is afraid of his own shadow.
on September 23,2013 | 02:46AM
Pocho wrote:
70', how loco can you be?
on September 22,2013 | 07:23PM
leino wrote:
It is an odds game where unusual forces and minor variables can make a big difference. A certain percent will sustain a serious injury. At 20 something many are still in the invincible phase of their life. That is the age they recruit for the Army. I hope this brave young lady has a speedy recovery and fully appreciates the great job our rescue personnel do. Tax dollars well spent.
on September 23,2013 | 06:18AM
mijlive wrote:
I smell a lawsuit.
on September 23,2013 | 07:05AM
mhall wrote:
yup, some lawyer probably called her already.
on September 23,2013 | 10:01AM
Sunny wrote:
Hitting the water from 70 feet is like hitting a solid surface ant angle other than perpendicular can lead to serious injury! Hopefully she is not seriously or permanently injured.
on September 23,2013 | 08:08AM
8082062424 wrote:
In her case she hit the water back first
on September 23,2013 | 09:53AM
Mahalo wrote:
Thanks... now I will probably never get to hike to that falls as the state will now close it because of you.
on September 23,2013 | 09:20AM
Fred01 wrote:
If the State closes it, it is nobody's fault except for the fools in our government, who the locals continue to re-elect.
on September 23,2013 | 10:26AM
lowtone123 wrote:
Holy cr@p 70ft! That is the equivalent of falling from a 7 story building. Some people equate falling into water as being a soft landing but in truth if you fell wrong it is like falling onto pavement. Crazy!
on September 23,2013 | 12:04PM
loquaciousone wrote:
Some people say that hitting the water from that height is like hitting concrete. I wonder how they know? If they jumped from a seventh story building onto the pavement, I don't think they would still be around to compare.
on September 23,2013 | 12:13PM
loquaciousone wrote:
Only SA's fifth grade editors would us a question mark in place of an apostrophe.
on September 23,2013 | 12:11PM
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