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Woman, 20, dead after Maui zip line fall


MAKAWAO, Maui — The Maui Fire Department says a 20-year-old woman is dead after a zip line accident.

Capt. Lionel Montalvo says firefighters were called to a zip line attraction near Piiholo Ranch in Makawao just before 10 a.m. on Thursday.

He says rescuers found the Maui woman dead at the bottom of a gulch. He says it appears the woman fell about 150 feet.

He says it’s not clear if she fell from a zip line tower or if she was on the zip line course.

Maui police are investigating.

Piiholo Ranch officials couldn’t immediately be reached for comment. Its web site advertises zip line tours and adventures.

Zip lines send thrill-seekers gliding along cables at speeds approaching 30 mph. They are often in rural areas.