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Woman dies after falling 50 ft. off Luakaha Falls

Fire crews responded to a hiker in distress on the Luakaha Falls Trail in Nuuanu today at 12:38 p.m.

It was reported that a 32-year-old woman had sustained injuries from a fall of approximately 50 feet.

Firefighters located the hiker at the base of the falls at 12:56 p.m. She was found unconscious, without a pulse and not breathing, according to the Honolulu Fire Department.

Fire personnel airlifted the woman by helicopter to a landing zone near the Nuuanu Reservoir pumping station and transferred her care to Emergency Medical Services.

EMS said paramedics treated the hiker and brought her by ambulance in critical condition to a hospital.

Fire and EMS could not confirm her death. However, the Honolulu Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed that a hiker died this afternoon, but no details were released.

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