Hiker falls 50 feet; dies on Maui trail

Hiker was visitor from Colorado

Published  4:25 PM HST Feb 02, 2013
MAKAWAO, Hawaii -

According to Maui County officials, one of four hikers slipped and fell about 50 feet from a trail and died from his injuries.

This happened just before noon Saturday on the Waihou Spring Trail in the forest reserve, west of Haleakala.

The victim is a 60-year-old man visiting from Colorado.  Fire crews had to hike the victim out. 

Investigation of the incident has been handed to police. 

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