New York woman airlifted from trail on Maui - Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL

New York woman airlifted from trail on Maui

KAILUA, MAUI (HawaiiNewsNow) -

A visitor from New York was airlifted out of the Bamboo Forest Trail on Maui after slipping on a rock in the stream Monday afternoon, the Maui Fire Department said.

MFD said the 30-year-old was with a larger group of hikers who were on their way down the trail when she lost her footing and injured her ankle.

Firefighters responded around 2:40 p.m. and hiked about 20 minutes to get to her. A fire department helicopter airlifted the woman to a pasture landing zone near the Hana Highway where she was then transferred to paramedics.

The 30-year-old was taken to the Maui Memorial Medical Center for further treatment. It’s not clear how severe her injuries were.

No other injuries were reported.

Copyright 2016 Hawaii News Now. All rights reserved.

Powered by Frankly