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Hiker dies after 200-foot fall off Crouching Lion Trail

  • Puu Manamana Trail, also known as Crouching Lion, in Windward Oahu.

A 22-year-old woman died today after plunging 200 feet off Puu Manamana Trail in Kaaawa, Honolulu firefighters said.

Firefighters were dispatched to a hiker in distress about 4:50 p.m. after a hiking party of three lost contact with one of its members on the trail also known as Crouching Lion, said Honolulu Fire Department Capt. David Jenkins.

The hikers said the woman had fallen about 200 feet and landed in an area where she could no longer be seen.

Firefighters searched by helicopter along the cliff face and found the woman at 5:25 p.m. Firefighters rappelled down to her by 5:39 p.m. and found her unconscious with no pulse and not breathing, Jenkins said. Firefighters flew her to Swanzy Beach Park and transferred her to Emergency Medical Services personnel who pronounced her dead at 5:57 p.m.

The popular trail is known to be dangerous. In June 2013, a 23-year-old woman died after falling 300 feet off the trail.

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