Hawaii man fell to the Kilauea volcano and survived

On Hawaii the man fell into the Caldera of Kilauea volcano, which is considered the most dangerous volcano in the United States – and survived.

According to representatives of the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, the man was seen falling into the Caldera at about 18.30 PM local time. The incident occurred in the area of the Steaming Bluffs.

Hawaii man fell to the Kilauea volcano and survived

The Rangers and staff of the fire brigade arrived at the scene and found the man several hours later.

Tourist (to know that he was over 30, but the man’s name not released) was taken to the hospital for emergency medical care.

As reported by the Star Advertiser, citing the fire Department of Hawaii, the man fell down to 60-70 feet (approximately 20 meters). According to preliminary information, he climbed over the metal railing to have a closer look at the landscape below, when he lost his balance and fell.

«Visitors are in any case should not cross safety barriers, said senior Park Ranger John Broward. — This can lead to serious injury and death.»

The Kilauea volcano on the island of Big Island is the most dangerous volcano in the United States, according to a recent National threat assessment is of volcanic origin, conducted by the U.S. Geological survey (USGS).

This is the most active of the five volcanoes of Hawaii. The eruption, which occurred in 2018, was the largest in 200 years.

Fortunately for tourists, specifically now Kilauea not erupting.

«The monitoring data over the past eight months have shown relatively low rates of seismicity, deformation and gas emissions at Kilauea», — is spoken in the message of the Hawaiian volcano Observatory, published 30 APR.