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Visitor Rescued After Falling Down a Cliff at Red Sand Beach

At 4:02 p.m. on Monday, Maui Fire Department firefighters were called to report of a female who had fallen down a cliff at Red Sand Beach (Kaihalulu) in Hana.

A fire crew and an ambulance from Hana responded, along with the rescue company from Kahului who responded via the department’s Air 1 helicopter.

Upon their arrival, firefighters found the patient had slid about 30 feet down a high-angle slope, landing on rocks near the shoreline. She was conscious but with multiple injuries, including scrapes over much of her body, at least one broken bone and a shoulder injury.

Fire personnel and medics provided emergency medical treatment and packaged the patient so she could be air-lifted out. The patient litter was secured to a rescue rope and with a rescue technician attached was short-hauled by Air 1 to Hana Ball Field.

She was then transferred to the Maui Medevac helicopter for transport to Maui Memorial Medical Center.

MFD crews were clear from the scene by 5:29 p.m.

The patient is described as a 56-year-old female visitor.

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