(BIVN) – A 35-year-old man was injured Sunday after falling down a cliff at the scenic Rainbow Falls in Hilo.
The Hawaiʻi County Fire Department responded to a report of the fall at 6:31 p.m., and found the man on a rock ledge at the edge of a pond beneath the falls, a well-known water feature on the dangerous Wailuku River.
The man fell onto a rock outcropping, fire officials say, and then into the pond after “attempting to climb down a cliff wall next to the falls.”
The man was extracted off of the rock ledge by rescue personnel, using a helicopter and a billy pugh net. The man was transferred to the Hilo Medical Center Emergency Room in serious condition.
by Big Island Video News
HILO, Hawaiʻi - The 35-year-old male was extracted off of a rock ledge beneath the falls by a County rescue helicopter.