Hiker dies from injuries in apparent fall on Manoa trail


A 19-year-old female who was hospitalized in critical condition Wednesday, June 15, after an apparent fall on a Manoa trail has died.

The Honolulu Medical Examiner’s office identified her Monday, June 20, as Kristi Takanishi of Honolulu.

Firefighters were notified at 6:20 p.m. after hikers found Takanishi unconscious at the base of Manoa Falls.

They treated and stabilized her before airlifting her to Manoa Valley District Park.

Emergency Medical Services rushed her to the trauma center at Queen’s Medical Center at around 7 p.m.

Officials are still investigating if and how she fell. They say she was with another hiker who was not hurt.

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