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Seattle man with broken leg airlifted from Maui trail

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 12:51 a.m. HST, Oct 31, 2013

A Seattle visitor was taken to Maui Memorial Medical Center in stable condition Wednesday after firefighters airlifted him from a trail in the Bamboo Forest because of a fractured lower left leg.

The 34-year-old man was hiking with his brother and another male when he slipped on some rocks injuring his leg at 10:07 a.m.

Maui fire helicopter took him to a secured landing zone on Hana Highway after rescue personnel put a splint on his leg. The man was transported by American Medical Response ambulance to the hospital.

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