One person seriously injured following a fall from a cliff at Mackenzie State Park in Lower Puna late Thursday evening (August 14th).
Published by: HIRSC - Hawaii Island (Holualoa) Team
The Hawaii Fire Department (HFD) along with the Hawaii Police Department (HPD) responded to a report of a person who fell off of a cliff at Mackenzie State Park in Lower Puna late Thursday evening (August 14th).
The initial call came in at 10:22 pm Thursday evening and HFD crews from the Pahoa, Paradise Park, and Waiakea (Rescue Company 2) Fire Stations along with Battalion 1 and HPD officers from the Puna Patrol responded to the scene located along the cliffside of Mackenzie State Park.
Upon the arrival of emergency crews, reports came in from bystanders reporting a person (described as a male with age disclosed as 18-years-old apart of a small group) had fallen off of a cliffside at Mackenzie State Park and landed approximately 20 feet down to a rocky ledge. The male victim suffered serious head and shoulder injuries and was not able to get back up the cliffside on his own. One person from the group went to call 911 for further assistance, while another member of the group had climbed down to the location of the male victim and provided basic medical aid until emergency crews could arrive at the scene.