Man, 27, dies after falling about 75 feet at Manoa Falls
  • Wednesday, February 20, 2019
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Man, 27, dies after falling about 75 feet at Manoa Falls

  • ROSEMARIE BERNARDO

    Honolulu Fire Department personnel responded to a fatal fall from the top of Manoa Falls to a shallow pool about 75 feet below.

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A 27-year-old man died this morning after he fell about 75 feet at Manoa Falls.

Positive identification of the man is pending, according to the Honolulu Medical Examiner’s Office.

Three people were at the base of the waterfall when they saw the man fall into the shallow pool of water from the top of waterfall at about 8:30 a.m.

Ailish Rincon, 17, her sister Rocio Crowley and brother-in-law Warren Crowley, who are vacationing from Los Angeles, were at the pool of the falls taking photos when the deadly fall occurred.

“I was sitting on the rock and saw a man falling from the top of the waterfall,” Rincon said.

The man sustained a head wound upon impact.

The Crowleys immediately called 911 and Rincon administered cardiopulmonary resuscitation on the victim. Two other hikers, described to be a nurse and surgeon, also assisted.

The Honolulu Fire Department launched five units including its Air 1 helicopter and 16 firefighters to the scene.

Honolulu Fire Spokesman Capt. Scot Seguirant said the man was airlifted to Manoa Valley District Park where Emergency Medical Services waited for their arrival.

Paramedics treated the man before taking him in critical condition to a trauma hospital where he was pronounced dead.

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