Rescue crews assist man who fell in Bamboo Forest

Maui firefighters rescued a 34-year-old Los Angeles man who fell Friday afternoon about 15 feet into a stream pool in the Bamboo Forest and sustained a head injury, Fire Services Chief Lee Mainaga said.

Paia firefighters and Kahului rescue personnel responded to the 2:59 p.m. alarm in an area off Hana Highway’s Milepost 6.5, Mainaga said. The man had suffered a head laceration.

The Maui Fire Department’s Air One helicopter located the man and airlifted him to a landing zone, he said. Then, he was taken by ambulance in stable condition to Maui Memorial Medical Center.