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Medical examiner IDs hikers who died after falling from Koolaus

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 08:25 p.m. HST, Jun 24, 2013

The Honolulu Medical Examiner's Office has identified the hikers who died after falls on Oahu over the weekend.

The 70-year-old hiker who died Sunday after falling off a trail above Mariners Ridge was identified as Paul E. Yoon of Honolulu.

The Medical Examiner's Office also identified the 23-year-old Kapolei woman who fell 300 feet while hiking near Kaaawa Saturday as Elizabeth Tarpay. Tarpay died after falling 300 feet from the Puu Mana­mana hiking trail above Kaa­awa on Saturday morning.

Yoon died from cranial/cervical spine injuries due to an accidental fall from a height, the Medical Examiner’s Office found. Paramedics said he fell 20 to 30 feet.

A fire spokesman said Yoon was hiking with a local hiking club.

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allie wrote:
may God be with her soul...I am so sorry.
on June 24,2013 | 11:52AM
SteveToo wrote:
I'd rather die hiking than in bed from old age.
on June 24,2013 | 02:37PM
aomohoa wrote:
That was a bit mean.
on June 24,2013 | 03:18PM
false wrote:
Surely the Angels took her with the first ka konk. It must have seemed like forever for everyone on the scene. Care and kindness to all who were helpless to rescue their friend. Blessings abound.
on June 24,2013 | 04:17PM
copperwire9 wrote:
Your post is kind and compassionate. On behalf of many, thank you.
on June 24,2013 | 05:20PM
residenttaxpayer wrote:
To each his own....
on June 24,2013 | 04:11PM
false wrote:
Still so sad. This is truly heart breaking.
on June 25,2013 | 06:09AM
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