A woman fell down a steep cliff area overlooking the famed “Jaws” surfbreak in Peahi on Maui.
It happened after 12:30 p.m. Friday.
The 24-year-old woman who fell is from New York City and is living in Wailuku for a short-term. She was walking down a trail that leads to the shoreline when she lost her footing and fell about 20 feet down a steep incline. She was walking with another woman when she fell.
The fire department found her at the bottom of a steep 40 foot slope just below the lookout area to the “Jaws” surfbreak. Rescue crews put her into a stretcher basket and airlifted her to a landing zone set up at nearby Valley Isle Memorial Park.
At 1:30 p.m. She was transferred to paramedics who treated and transported her to Maui Memorial Medical Center in critical condition.
Paia firefighters and a rescue crew from Kahului responded to the incident.