Oahu woman falls nearly 30 feet from cliff above Hanauma Bay

By Melvin Givens, Digital Editor, Digital Editor
Published On: Jul 09 2014 11:21:16 PM HST

A young woman is recovering in the hospital after a nasty spill off a cliff above Hanauma Bay in Hawaii.

HONOLULU -

A 25-year-old north shore woman is recovering in the hospital after a nasty spill off a cliff above Hanauma Bay.

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Emergency Medical Services says she was walking with two friends in an area called Baboon's Nose.

She told rescue crews a wave hit her and knocked her off her feet. She fell nearly 30 feet down. Local fisherman pulled her from the water.

Ocean Safety lifeguards picked her up by Jet Ski and paddle board. Then Honolulu firefighters' rescue chopper brought her to Koko head.

Paramedics transported her to the hospital in serious condition.

"It's an area that can be extremely dangerous. It's beautiful, but it's deceptive," said Shayne Enright, Honolulu Emergency Services Department. "She's very lucky. She did suffer serious injuries. She had a head injury, but thankfully it looks like she's going to be OK."

Enright says the women took an off limits access road to a restricted area.

They're asking hikers to please follow the rules, read the signs and heed the warnings.

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