WAILUKI, Hawaii (AP) – A Missouri woman hiking in north Maui died on New Year’s Day after falling about 25 feet off a waterfall.
Maui police say 46-year-old Susan Stephens of Chesterfield, Mo., suffered massive head injuries. Witnesses told officers that Stephens landed on rocks in the pond below the waterfall.
Stephens was transported by helicopter to a landing zone where paramedics waited. She died before reaching the hospital.
The waterfall is about 2 miles off Hana Highway in an area called Bamboo Forest Trail.
It’s unclear what caused Stephens to fall. Police say they don’t believe foul play was involved.
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