A man died in Hawaii after falling into a lava tube in his yard
An elderly man died Wednesday after falling into a lava tube in Hawaii's Hilo property, police said. According to Hawaiian police, the man was not heard or seen for a few days and was reported missing. On Monday, when they returned to his home in kaumana, they found that the man had fallen 22 feet below his surface, through a piece of soft land on his property, into a lava tube.
根据美国地质调查局，熔岩管是熔岩在地表下传播的天然通道。管子是通过熔岩通道和pahoehoe流的结皮形成的。希洛（Hilo）附近的考马纳洞穴公园（Kaumana Caves Park）是远足者的目的地，他们可以探索由莫纳罗亚山脉（Mauna Loa）的1881年溪流产生的熔岩管。
According to the U.S. Geological Survey, lava pipes are natural channels for lava to travel below the surface. The tubes are formed by the crusts of lava channels and pahoehoe flow. Kaumana caves Park, near Hilo, is a destination for hikers who can explore lava pipes created by 1881 streams in the Mauna Loa mountains.
Police major Robert Wagner told big island that it now appears that the man was pruning a branch when he fell on soft ground. The rescue team was able to quickly climb into the lava tube and bring the man back. According to the press release, he was taken to the Shiloh medical center and allegedly died. The police did not give the man's name because his family was not informed. Police said Tuesday's autopsy showed that he died of a fall injury and was not suspected of foul play.