comscore Kihei woman survives 60-foot fall from Iao Valley trail | Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Top News

Kihei woman survives 60-foot fall from Iao Valley trail

A Kihei woman survived a nearly 60-foot fall into Iao Stream Sunday and was hospitalized in serious condition at Maui Memorial Medical Center.

Fire officials said the victim was hiking with a friend along a trail off of Iao Valley Road when her friend slipped, slid down an embankment and disappeared over the edge of a cliff into the stream around 4 p.m.

Firefighters descended toward the 25-year-old Kihei woman and found her at the bottom of a steep 50- to 60-foot slope. The last 20 feet was a vertical drop to the bank of Iao Stream. The victim was conscious and complained of leg and back pain. Crews stabilized her injuries and hauled her up the cliff in a rescue basket.

About 16 fire, police and State Department of Land and Natural Resources Division of Conservation and Resource Enforcement officers worked together to rescue the woman.

Click here to see our full coverage of the coronavirus outbreak. Submit your coronavirus news tip.

Be the first to know
Get web push notifications from Star-Advertiser when the next breaking story happens — it's FREE! You just need a supported web browser.
Subscribe for this feature
Comments (0)

By participating in online discussions you acknowledge that you have agreed to the Terms of Service. An insightful discussion of ideas and viewpoints is encouraged, but comments must be civil and in good taste, with no personal attacks. If your comments are inappropriate, you may be banned from posting. Report comments if you believe they do not follow our guidelines.

Having trouble with comments? Learn more here.

Leave a Reply

Scroll Up