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Chesterfield woman dies after fall from Maui waterfall

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WAILUKI, Hawaii (AP) -- A Missouri woman hiking in north Maui died on New Year's Day after falling about 25 feet off a waterfall. Maui police say 46-year-old Susan Stephens of Chesterfield, Missouri, suffered massive head injuries.

Witnesses told officers that Stephens landed on rocks in the pond below the waterfall. Stephens was transported by helicopter to a landing zone where paramedics waited.

She died before reaching the hospital.

The waterfall is about 2 miles off Hana Highway in an area called Bamboo Forest Trail. It's unclear what caused Stephens to fall. Police say they don't believe foul play was involved.

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