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No Injuries Were Reported Following a Rope Rescue in Laupahoehoe

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A man denied medical treatment after being rescued from the bottom of a cliff in the Laupahoehoe area Thursday evening.

Hawaiʻi Fire Department responded to the cliff rescue at 7:50 p.m. in the area of mile marker 28 of Highway 19. According to a report received by HFD, the man, between 40 and 50 years old, was cutting trees along the cliffside and didnʻt return.

HFD and Hawaiʻi Police Department both responded to the scene and met with the reporting party. HFD Company 17 was able to locate the local man approximately 75 feet down a steep cliff.

Additional emergency responders were dispatched to assisted in the extrication. HFDʻs Company 2 personnel performed a rope rescue.

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Once off the cliffside, the man was assessed and denied emergency medical services.

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