20 Year Old Woman Plummets From Zipline

Shawn Estabilio, Journalist

A 20 year old Maui woman fell to her death Thursday morning from a Maui Zip line.  The woman fell from a height of 150 ft.

The Maui woman was identified as Patricia “Trish” Rabellizsa. Patricia was a worker for Piiholo Ranch Zipline.

The Piiholo Ranch Zipline company released the following statement on their Facebook page”the Piiholo Zipline Ohana expresses its condolences and sympathy to those involved in today’s tragic event. We especially offer our deepest aloha and prayers to the family and friends of our co-worker Patricia ‘Trish’ Rabellizsa at this difficult time.”

The company went on to state “We are working in full cooperation with the Maui Police Department’s ongoing investigation.”

At 9:50 a.m. the Maui Fire Department was called to the zip line in Upcountry Maui and sent crews from Makawao and Kahalui and the departments helicopter.

Despite difficulties with the terrain, firefighters were able to get to Patricia and have her airlifted out of the ridge.