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The Honolulu Advertiser
Updated at 8:59 p.m., Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Man critically injured at 'Ice Pond' in Kalihi Valley

Advertiser Staff

A man was injured today in a fall at the "Ice Pond" swimming area in Kalihi Valley.

Honolulu Fire Department personnel hiked in, provided first-responder medical attention to the victim and packaged him for transport out of the area by helicopter, said HFD Capt. Terry Seelig. Likelike Highway was closed at 3:25 p.m. for seven minutes to allow the helicopter to lower the Stokes basket carrying the victim for handoff to Emergency Medical Services personnel.

Emergency Services Department spokesman Bryan Cheplic said the man, an older teen, was taken to the hospital in critical condition.