HONOLULU (KHON2) — A 25-year-old woman was hospitalized with serious injuries on Saturday, June 12, after she leaped approximately 50 feet from a waterfall jump at Maunawili Falls, according to Honolulu Emergency Medical Services.
The Honolulu Fire Department says a 911 call came in at 3:07 p.m. to report the injured hiker
HFD responded to the area before firefighters ascended the trail on foot and made contact with the woman at 3:51 p.m. at the base of Maunawili Falls.
Fire officials say the woman was hurt after she jumped off the falls into the pool and landed flat on her back. The hiker missed hitting the rocks, according to HFD, but injured her back and neck due to her impact with the water
HFD personnel immobilized the patient’s spine and packaged her for air transport. HFD’s Air 1 rescue helicopter then airlifted the woman to a landing zone and transferred care to EMS at 4:04 p.m.
The 25-year-old woman was brought to an area hospital in serious condition, EMS officials said.