27-year-old man dies after fall at Manoa Falls
He died Monday morning after falling approximately 75 feet.
A 27 year old man fell to his death at Manoa Falls Monday morning. His tragic end caused some hikers to hesitate before trekking on.
Just before 8:30 a.m., the man fell nearly 100 feet and was found in the pool at the bottom of Manoa Falls.
Honolulu Emergency Medical Service officials say he suffered a critical head injury. Honolulu Fire airlifted him out and the other responders had to hike out.
Medical examiners say the man died but they have not released his identity yet. Honolulu Police were at the mouth of the trail hours after the incident happened but told hikers they could carry on.
"We were a little hesitant, like should we still go up... We kinda tried to ask them and they were just like 'you know life is short so be careful on your hike'," Elle Fennell, hiker, said.
A reminder to play it safe.
"Usually just staying on the trail. I usually take a friend as well. You know just make sure I'm not by myself, don't go off trail, don't go somewhere off the edge you know stay close on the path," Fennell said.
Suzanne Case, Hawaii's Department of Land And Natural Resources Chairperson, released this statement after the incident, saying:
"We are saddened by the loss of this man's life and extend our deepest condolences to his family and friends. We are reviewing the circumstances of his death. It's a reminder to all of us to be watchful in the outdoors, to stay on Na Ala Hele Program trails and to heed warning signs"