Maui police identify Waihou hiking victim

Published On: Feb 04 2013 12:22:10 PM HST
MAKAWAO, Hawaii -

Maui police say a man who died after falling from a cliff on the Waihou Spring Trail has been identified.

The man was identified as  60-year-old Lynn Wyatt Huff of Boulder, Colo.

Police responded Saturday to the area of Olinda Road and the Bird Sanctuary and County Experimental Forest at around 11:37 a.m.

Officers walked about a mile down the trail toward the springs and met with the victim's wife, who showed them where her husband had fell while hiking.

Officers then walked about a half mile to the bottom of the ravine to the river bed.  They hiked another half mile east through the river bed until they met with a woman who was with the victim.  Huff had died at the scene.

A preliminary investigation revealed that Huff appeared to have fallen from a height of 20-to-25-feet suffering possible head injuries.  Officers say the forest area had heavily saturated clay dirt, possibly from the rainfall in the area last week.


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