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Maui firefighters rescue man who fell 25 feet near pali lookout

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 09:25 a.m. HST, Nov 17, 2013

Maui firefighters rescued a 63-year-old man who fell about 25-feet feet from the Pali lookout Saturday evening.

Wailuku and Kahului firefighters arrived on scene following the 6:52 p.m. call and located the man about a 1/4 mile south of the scenic lookout.

Firefighters hiked down to the man, provided first aid, secured him in a basket and hiked him out.

"It was a bought extrication due to the topography," said Battalion Chief Val Martin. "It took 12 personnel to walk him out over very rocky terrain and elevation."

Ambulance crews took the man to Maui Memorial Medical Center in stable condition.

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livinginhawaii wrote:
I am at a loss here how could someone ever fall from this lookout without being reckless?
on November 17,2013 | 08:54AM
HanabataDays wrote:
Yeah, you know those 63-year-young punks. Always showing off for their teenybopper GFs!
on November 18,2013 | 02:52AM
Hapa_Haole_Boy wrote:
TIL there is a pali lookout on Maui. Heretofore I thought only Oahu had a pali lookout, notwithstanding that pali means cliff in Hawaiian, iirc.
on November 17,2013 | 10:06AM
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