Hiker, 56, airlifted out of Iao Valley due to injury

Published  6:55 AM HST Sep 23, 2013
WAILUKU, Hawaii -

Maui County fire officials say a 56-year-old man had to be airlifted out of Iao Valley after he fell and injured his shoulder Sunday.

Firefighters were called to the scene at around 10:45 a.m.

The man was hiking with a group of friends when he fell and possibly dislocated his shoulder.  He was in extreme pain and unable to walk out on his own, according to fire officials.

Fire crews hiked on the trail for about 20 minutes before locating the man.  He was airlifted to the parking lot and transported to Maui Memorial Medical Center in serious condition.

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