An investigation is under way into the death of a man and horse that fell off a cliff inside the crater at Haleakala National Park.
Park officials say Edward Wilson, of Maui, and his horse went off a 100-foot cliff along the Halemauu Trail that winds down into the crater. The man was on a family outing Monday; he was the only one on horseback. Park spokesman Naaman Horn said Mr. Wilson was ahead of the rest of the group, and no one actually saw the fall.
While Mr. Wilson's body was retrieved from the crater on Tuesday, the horse was buried inside the crater.