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Man seriously injured in Big Island waterfall jump

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 05:56 p.m. HST, Jun 26, 2013

HILO » A 37-year-old man was seriously injured when he jumped down an 80-foot waterfall.

Hilo authorities say Samson Perez, who is also known as Samson Moses Kahumoku, jumped Monday morning off Rainbow Falls above Hilo.

Fire captain Joe Farias says emergency responders found Perez on the banks of the Wailuku River waving and calling for help.

The Hawaii Tribune-Herald reports Perez is the son of Grammy-award winning slack-key guitarist Moses Kahumoku,

Capt. Richard Sherlock of Hilo Patrol Division says Perez lost feeling to the lower portion of his body. He underwent surgery Tuesday in Honolulu.

Witnesses told police Perez jumped on purpose but was not intending to hurt himself.

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honoluludave wrote:
Of course he was not intending to hurt himself. Begs the question "What was he thinking jumping down an 80 foot waterfall?" To quote Forrest Gump - "Stupid is as stupid does."
on June 26,2013 | 12:39PM
LizKauai wrote:
God Bless!
on June 26,2013 | 01:01PM
aomohoa wrote:
This id@#t should have to pay back every dollar for the services rendered. I hope this person does not produce any children with his lack of intelligence.
on June 26,2013 | 05:07PM
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