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December 5, 2011
Crews in Hawaii rescue hiker from lava tube
HILO, Hawaii — Hawaii County firefighters rescued a 59-year-old woman who fell 15 feet into a lava tube in the Kaumana Caves area above Hilo.
The woman was hiking on a trail when she fell through a hole above the lava tube near the entrance to the caves at about 4 p.m. Saturday and suffered head and chest injuries, according to a Fire Department news release.
Firefighters hiked into the caves, stabilized the woman and carried her out. The Fire Department helicopter took the woman to an area where a waiting ambulance drove her to the Hilo Medical Center in serious condition, firefighters said.
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