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Car plunges 60 feet off Maui cliff after brakes fail

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KULA, MAUI (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Kula firefighters rappelled 60 feet to rescue a woman and man after their car plunged off a cliff in Polipoli.

Thursday night officials say the driver, a 27-year-old Kapalua woman, told dispatchers she was traveling down Waipoli Road near the Alii Kula Lavender Farm around 6 p.m. when her brakes failed and her car continued off the roadway.

When firefighters arrived on scene they could not see the car and its occupants but instead found a path of flattened grass which left the roadway to a cliff. Once rescuers made voice contact, crews made their way down the steep slope, cutting through dense vegetation with a machete to get to the pair.

Luckily, the woman and her 27-year-old passenger from New Jersey suffered minor injuries.

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