Man Rescued After 25-Foot Fall
Hawai‘i County Fire Department rescue units responded to a report of a 21-year old male, who fell 25 feet during 135-foot rappel from the top of a Makahiloa Stream waterfall, Hilo-side of Maulua Gulch on Sunday, Sept. 25.
The area is a steep valley wall with dense jungle-type terrain.
HCFD received the alarm at 11:03 a.m.; the first unit arrived at the scene at 11:41 a.m.
The man suffered a leg injury, and was extricated by Chopper 1 during a longline-attended litter operation with ground transport by Medic 8 to Hilo Medical Center.
He is reported to be in stable condition.
Other members of his party had made phone contact with him via text message and were safely out of the area.