Woman Rescued After Going Over Rainbow Falls

Hawai`i County Fire Department personnel responded to Rainbow Falls on Friday afternoon.

In response to a 1:46 p.m. alarm, firefighters arrived to find a woman sitting on the northern bank of the pond, out of the water.

According to HFD, the woman accidentally went over the falls and fell into the water but was able to get to the river bank.

Rescue crews used HFD’s helicopter to retrieve the woman using a fire rescue specialist to conduct an assessment and retrieve the woman.

She was airlifted to the landing zone before being taken by ambulance to Hilo Medical Center.

Rainbow Falls file image.