Man suffers injuries in fall at Hana beach

A 32-year-old man suffered a broken lower right leg and serious head injuries Saturday afternoon after he fell about 15 feet from a rock outcropping at Red Sand Beach in Hana, fire officials reported.

Hana and Kahului firefighters responded to the scene after getting a call at 1:30 p.m. that the man was in distress, said Fire Services Chief Lee Mainaga.

Bystanders assisted the man to shore, where he was treated by medics and fire crews, he said. Kahului firefighters aboard the Maui Fire Department’s Air One helicopter airlifted the man to the Hana Ball Field. From there, he was taken to Maui Memorial Medical Center by the Maui Medevac helicopter, Mainaga said.

The man, a Maui resident, was reported to be in critical condition.