New York woman airlifted from trail on Maui

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.

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