Hiker rescued after falling near Boiling Pots

A man was rescued Monday morning after falling while hiking near Boiling Pots in East Hawaii.

Responding to the 11:37 a.m. alarm, fire rescue personnel arrived at the Boiling Pots area of Wailuku River to find an injured man in his 20s on the embankment of the river after falling while hiking in the area, according to the Hawaii Fire Department.

Due to the location, the fire department used Chopper 1 to insert three fire rescue specialists to assist the man on the river bank. After loading him onto a spineboard, the man was extracted and transferred to awaiting medics who transported him to Hilo Medical Center in stable condition.

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