A California visitor is reported as stable and improving after a fall Wednesday at Twin Falls on Maui’s north shore.
Maui fire and rescue teams Engine 2, Air-1 and Rescue 10 were dispatched to a mountain rescue call around 12:30 p.m. the day before Thanksgiving. An area resident met arriving crews and explained that the fall had taken place along the trail above the fourth waterfall.
Engine-2 personnel took medical equipment with the stokes basket and began the hike in to the victim.They located the patient and began medical assistance. The male, 57 years of age, fell from a standing position on the uneven trail. He was complaining of lower back and hip pain. Engine-2 crews packaged the patient and secured him to a long backboard. The patient was secured into the stokes basket and carried to a clearing in the canopy large enough to call in Air-1 and airlift the man.
Air-1 with one rescueman flew in to airlift the patient back to the landing zone. Once the patient was safely at the secured landing zone, Medic 2 took over patient care and the male was loaded into the ambulance for transport. The male, a visitor from Saratoga, California was transported to Maui Memorial Medical Center in stable condition.