Big Island man rescued after a 60 foot-fall while hiking on Maui

He was on a trail not commonly used, MFD said.

Big Island man rescued after a 60 foot-fall while hiking on Maui

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A Hawaii Island man was rescued while hiking on Maui Saturday afternoon.

Around 5:40 p.m., the Maui Fire Department was alerted to an injured hiker on a trail near mile marker 28 of Piilani Highway.

Several rescue crews responded and worked quickly to locate the man before darkness fell.

The man was reportedly hiking with a woman from Maui on a trail that is not well-known or often used, MFD said.

The 27-year-old man was located by rescuers after falling 60 feet off the trail’s edge

“The hiker was lodged in a small crevice and called back to fire personnel when they tried to inform him that they were there to help,” officials said in a news release.

“The fallen hiker had suffered multiple injuries that included open fractures to his right wrist and right femur and numerous cuts and bruises to his arms and face; there were no obvious signs of neck or spinal injuries,” officials added.

He was taken to a hospital for treatment. His condition is not currently known.

The rescue lasted two hours, MFD added.

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