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Hiker Injured After Falling an Estimated 100 Feet Off Olomana Trail
Hawaii News Now ^ | Jan. 17, 2022

Posted on 01/17/2022 5:22:05 PM PST by nickcarraway

A 42-year-old woman is in serious condition after falling 100 feet off Olomana Trail Monday morning.

It happened around 10:30 a.m. Paramedics say she was at the third peak of the trail when she fell.

Two bystanders saw the fall and were able to traverse down to her and provide assistance until they were able to get in touch with first responders.

One of the Good Samaritans says when he got down to her -- her leg had gotten caught in a rock and was keeping her from falling any further.

“The lady that ended up falling started out on the ropes and started out her descent, and she kind of took a lunge that kind of shifted her momentum off of the face, and then she let go and fell about 20 feet. Then started rolling from there for maybe about another 100, 110,” witness Evan Richey said.

HFD airlifted the woman off the trail and an ambulance took her to the hospital. HFD said it appeared the woman had head and other bodily injuries.

They also airlifted Richey and his friend off of the cliff and brought them down to a staging area at Maunawili Park. They were uninjured.


TOPICS: Local News; Outdoors
KEYWORDS: goodsamaritan; hawaii; hiking

1 posted on 01/17/2022 5:22:05 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

Ping


2 posted on 01/17/2022 5:22:23 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

I have hiked that trail many times in the past. It is quite dangerous, but beautiful views.


3 posted on 01/17/2022 5:30:36 PM PST by kaila
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To: kaila

Since you have been there, I will ask you this:
Is it unusual for someone to hike that trail alone and so close to a cliff? Makes you wonder if she was just a little too independant or if she was trying to do away with herself?
The only climbing she will be doing for now is trying to climb out of bed once she’s out of traction. She was what? 44 y/o? Her body will never be the same.


4 posted on 01/17/2022 5:43:53 PM PST by lee martell
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To: nickcarraway

It’s not the fall that kills you; it’s the sudden stop at the end.


5 posted on 01/17/2022 5:56:53 PM PST by carriage_hill (A society grows great when old men plant trees, in whose shade they know they will never sit.)
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To: carriage_hill

And, don’t forget...

What goes up, must come down.


6 posted on 01/17/2022 6:35:14 PM PST by Wally_Kalbacken
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To: nickcarraway

Lemme guess...

COVID case.


7 posted on 01/17/2022 11:34:35 PM PST by HKMk23 (The right of freedom of religion shall not be derogated even if the life of the nation is at stake.)
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To: lee martell

When I used to hike it, I only saw groups of people hiking it. It is too dangerous to hike alone, although I guess some people do it. It only takes one slip to fall a long distance.


8 posted on 01/18/2022 1:02:45 PM PST by kaila
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