Firefighters airlifted a 44-year-old Kihei man this evening after he got stranded after hiking down to a pool in Makamakaole Gulch in West Maui.
The hiker managed to make it down to a pool below a sheer rock face, but could not climb back up after several attempts, the Maui Fire Department in a news release.
A friend he was with called 911 because they were losing daylight, and MFD responded at 5:53 p.m. today, the fire department said.
An engine crew from Wailuku hiked down a trail and assessed the situation, and found the area clear enough for extraction by air.
A rescue crew aboard Air 1 arrived shortly and airlifted the man to safety.
The fire department said he was in good condition and did not need medical attention.