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Maui visitor, 30, killed in fall from cliff at Nakalele Point

By Star Advertiser staff

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LAST UPDATED: 03:49 a.m. HST, Oct 03, 2013



A 30-year-old man visiting from Redding, Calif. was killed early Wednesday afternoon in a 30-foot fall from a cliff at Nakalele Point, the northernmost point on the western half of Maui, according Maui County Police Department.  

Napili and Lahaina firefighters, along with rescue personnel, responding to an emergency call at about 12:15 p.m. were directed by bystanders at the scene to Nakalele's blow hole area where Dominic Reginatto had fallen onto a rocky area. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation was performed on Reginatto prior to fire and medics arrival.

Medics and firefighters provided medical attention, packaged and readied Reginatto to be airlifted. Rescue personnel hauled the victim to a nearby secured landing zone. Reginatto was then loaded into an ambulance where he was pronounced dead, officials said.







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mikethenovice wrote:
I respect the land by staying on the paved portion of a trail.
on October 2,2013 | 08:02PM
torxman wrote:
There are no paved roads or trails at or going to Nakalele Point. There are signs of the risk and dangerous terrain going to the area.
on October 2,2013 | 08:31PM
SteveToo wrote:
Now his relatives will sue the State for a few million and the idiots in the Hawaiian court system will give it to them.
on October 2,2013 | 08:09PM
localguy wrote:
Incompetence knows no limits.
on October 2,2013 | 08:31PM
hey_mikey wrote:
yup. 'should have had a fence' they'll say. 'armed guards should have been there to protect people from themselves' they'll say. and since there wasn't any of those things, someone has to pay. but it's almost never the courts that give in. it's usually the defendants that throw out the settlement offer to avoid trial.
on October 3,2013 | 03:09AM
mokebla wrote:
We all have choices in life and this young man made a bad one and paid the ultimate price. But yes the family won't except that, they want accountability. If it was a Hawaiian it wouldn't make the news.
on October 3,2013 | 05:49AM
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