Tourist Falls 70 Feet Into Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano
HILO, HI -- A tourist in Hawaii is recovering after falling into a volcano.
A National Park Service spokesman said authorities in Hawaii got a call Wednesday night that a man had fallen into the Kilauea Volcano.
The man, identified as a 32-year-old active-duty soldier, went to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park had reportedly climbed past the metal railing, lost his footing and fell into the caldera of the volcano.
Park officials immediately launched a search and rescue operation and found the man perched on a narrow ledge 70 feet from the edge of the crater.
The man was seriously injured, and was airlifted to a hospital.
(Photo by Janice Wei/National Park Service)