MFD rescues swimmers in Haiku, Kapalua

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HONOLULU (KHON2) — Crews with the Maui Fire Department (MFD) rescued a swimmer who had jumped off a waterfall in Haiku and another who had been knocked off the rocks in Kapalua on Wednesday, April 7.

Both of the swimmers are from California, according to MFD.

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According to MFD, the swimmer in Haiku jumped off a 40-foot waterfall into a pond and was injured around 1:16 p.m.

The 40-year-old Oakland man was airlifted to awaiting medics and transferred to a hospital in stable condition with back pain.

Then around 5:30 p.m., MFD personnel responded to a call that reported a victim was knocked off the rocks by a wave in Kapalua at an area known as “Dragon’s Teeth.” She was seen treading water approximately 100 yards from shore, according to MFD.

The 37-year-old Laguna Niguel woman was brought to shore by personnel on a rescue surfboard.

MFD officials said, the 37-year-old was suffering from exhaustion and had minor scrapes and abrasions.

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