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Woman falls 60 feet from Kaau Crater trail

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 01:33 a.m. HST, Oct 13, 2013

A woman in her 20s was seriously injured this morning when she fell about 60 feet from the Kaau Crater trail in Palolo, the city's Emergency Medical Services Department said.

The woman reportedly slipped and fell into water from the trail around 9:06 a.m., EMS said.

Fire rescue personnel airlifted the woman off the trail about an hour after she fell, a spokesman for the Honolulu Fire Department said.

Capt. Tyler Chan said the woman appeared to be going in and out of consciousness while rescue personnel were with her.

Paramedics treated and transported her to the hospital in serious-to-stable condition, EMS said.

Just a week ago Saturday, a 23-year-old woman died on the same trail after falling about 30 to 35 feet into a waterfall pool from a ledge, when she lost her footing while trying to take a picture.

The Medical Examiner's office identified her as Kaitlan Prugger, a University of Hawaii graduate student.

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cojef wrote:
Stay away from dangerous places. Two accidenta within a forthnight should send a message that barriers must be erected to prevent further occurrences.
on October 12,2013 | 01:45PM
copperwire9 wrote:
People still will go. But at least, folks, DO NOT HIKE IN PLACES THAT ARE DICEY when we've had a lot of rain! Just a wee bit of caution can prevent a lot of pain and anguish.
on October 12,2013 | 02:41PM
SteveToo wrote:
The H-E-L-L w/you and your barriers. You sound like Obama putting up barriers around the national parks. How about barriers around the ocean so no one drowns? Makes about as mu ch sense.
on October 12,2013 | 04:22PM
copperwire9 wrote:
Oh that's right Steve. Try to connect a woman's fall on a trail in Honolulu to the Republican government shutdown and blame it on Obama. A-plus for silly.
on October 12,2013 | 07:20PM
SteveToo wrote:
No copper, I'm talkin' bout puttin' up barriers where they don't belong.
on October 12,2013 | 09:33PM
Anonymous wrote:
If not barriers - at least warnings in known deadly spots.
on October 13,2013 | 05:37AM
LanaAloha wrote:
Maybe not barriers - but at least warnings in known deadly places.
on October 13,2013 | 05:40AM
bumbye wrote:
Be careful out there!!
on October 12,2013 | 02:59PM
syhud wrote:
so much incidents pertaining to hiking now.do we put a ban on hiking altogether?
on October 12,2013 | 03:04PM
SteveToo wrote:
No we ban swimming and surfing in the ocean as people die there too.
on October 12,2013 | 04:23PM
truelies wrote:
allow boy scouts and girl scouts only. they know how to do it safely
on October 12,2013 | 06:11PM
mikethenovice wrote:
Think of all the lives that were spared when the parks were closed due to the government shutdown?
on October 12,2013 | 08:44PM
Kate53 wrote:
Total lack of common sense these days. Leaning over the edge to take pictures or get a better view, jumping off cliffs into unknown waters, playing around big waves, ... Ignorance and stupidity know no bounds.
on October 13,2013 | 07:10AM
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