Injured man, 5 others cited for trespassing in Hawaii park

HONOLULU (AP) — A man injured during a rockfall in a Hawaii state park is among five people cited for trespassing.

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Thursday that officials cited Lincoln Hittner of Honolulu for trespassing in a closed park Tuesday.

Officials say Hittner was treated for minor injuries by Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement officers in Sacred Falls State Park.

Authorities say he was among a group of six that included Hawaii residents and a visiting Australian who all received citations.

Officials say the park has been closed and warning signs posted since a 1999 accident left eight people dead and dozens hurt.

The state Department of Land and Natural Resources says it has extensively publicized the dangers of entering closed areas, including a video about Sacred Falls.


Information from: Honolulu Star-Advertiser,