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Man falls 30 feet off Big Island embankment

Big Island firefighters today rescued a 47-year-old man who fell about 30 feet off an embankment while hiking on the island’s east side.

The man slipped on a trail near a waterfall close to Piihonua Bridge in Kaumana about 12:20 p.m., firefighters said.

They found the man had broken his right leg and packaged him up, then picked him up with a helicopter. 

He was taken to Hilo Medical Center.

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