A Makawao man remains in stable condition at Maui Memorial Medical Center after being stuck under a tree near the Piiholo Water Treatment facility in Upcountry Maui.
Maui first responders were alerted around Noon, Thursday, that man was pinned under the branch of a large tree that fell while he and his female companion were hiking in the area. The man – a 36 year-old male – had sustained an injury to his lower right leg when a large tree trunk had became loose and pinned his leg to the side of dirt/rocky embankment.
Firefighters arrived and used a chainsaw and pry bar to free the males leg. The victim was provided first aid and packaged onto a backboard. Due to the bad terrain, Maui Fire Department’s Air-1 was used to airlift the patient out to a landing zone. The patient was then transported to Maui Memorial Medical Center by Medic-2, in stable condition, with no life threatening injuries.