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Maui Beaches Have Hawai?i's Highest Number Of Spinal Injuries

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WAILUKU — A state trauma registry lists Maui as the location of the highest number of spinal injuries occurring at Hawai?i's beaches.

The Maui News reported Wednesday that the Hawai?i Trauma Registry names Maui County as the location of seven of the state's top 15 spinal injury-prone beaches.

The Maui community of Makena led the state with 40 recorded spinal injuries from 2009 to 2017, which includes injuries at the area's Big Beach, Little Beach and six unspecified locations.

H?puna Beach on Hawai?i Island had 31 recorded spinal injuries, the second highest in the state.

Maui's K??anapali Beach was tied with the Big Island's La?aloa Beach and O?ahu's Sandy Beach for the third highest with 20 spinal injuries each.

The statistics do not include other types of injuries that occur to beachgoers.

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