Visitor seriously injured on zip line
WAIKAPU - A 43-year-old woman was airlifted from a zip line tower Monday after she suffered a broken thighbone while going down the zip line and landing, a fire official said.
A Wailuku engine company, Kahului rescue crew and paramedics were dispatched to the zip line at Maui Tropical Plantation at 10:22 a.m.
The injured woman, a visitor from Fremont, Calif., was on the approximately 40-foot-high middle tower, which is accessible only by air or zip line, said Fire Services Chief Lee Mainaga.
He said two firefighters and a paramedic went by zip line to assess the patient, who was diagnosed with a femur fracture on her left leg. After a traction splint was applied, the woman was secured to a backboard and placed in a basket. With firefighters aboard the Fire Department's Air One helicopter, the patient was flown from the tower to a landing zone in front of Maui Tropical Plantation. From there, she was transported by ambulance to Maui Memorial Medical Center.
The injury was considered life threatening, according to fire officials.
The woman required advanced life support care and was transported in serious but stable condition to the hospital, according to the Maui County Paramedics Association.
Commissary sale this weekend
WAILUKU - A commissary sale for all active duty military members, reservists, guardsmen and retirees will be held from Friday to Sunday, at the Army Reserve Center, 1686 Kaahumanu Ave. next to Baldwin High School.
The Friday sale, noon to 2 p.m., will be for active duty military only, but the sale will open up to all from 2 to 5 p.m.
The other sale times will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. to noon Sunday.
Identification will be checked at the door.
For more information contact Diana Maea at 244-5141.
Volunteer facilitators sought by program
WAILUKU - Volunteer facilitators are being sought for the "Better Choices Better Health" program run by the Maui County Department of Housing and Human Concerns' Office on Aging.
A four-day facilitator training is planned this month to provide detailed information, techniques, practice sessions and ongoing support in delivering the Stanford University-based wellness program.
Newly trained facilitators are expected to deliver at least one six-week cycle of the program per year after their training.
Facilitators don't have to be professional health care providers or educators but can be interested and competent community people who want to make a difference in the health of senior citizens, caregivers or people with disabilities.
For more information, call coordinator Robin Pilus at 281-0094.