Man rescued after falling into Kilauea Caldera

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HONOLULU (KHON2) – A man was rushed to the hospital Wednesday night after falling into Kilauea Caldera in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on Hawaii Island. 

It happened around 6:30 p.m.

According to park officials, the man, a visitor, had crossed over a metal barrier near an area known as Steaming Bluffs when he fell some 70 feet.

The drop off is around 300 feet, but officials say the man was stopped by a small ledge within the crater.

National Parks Service and Hawaii Fire Department teams worked together to rescue the man.

He was located just after 9 p.m. and at around 9:45 p.m. was brought back to the surface.

Officials say he was taken to the hospital with serious injuries.

This is a developing story. Stay tuned to KHON2 News for more information. 

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