The man whose further identity was not released, was looking for perhaps a better place to take pictures and climbed further to the edge. He must balance and have lost. The military fell in the crater and was about twenty feet deep on a ledge.
other tourists in the national park called the emergency services after the man on the fence was crawled. A reddingsploeg had more than two hours to get him into the crater to locate. The man was already in darkness, at around 21 hours found. When the rescue work was a luchtmachthelikopter used. The seriously injured man was on a draagberrie per winch with the helicopter and from the crater drawn. He is then with life-threatening injuries to the hospital flown. About its current state, nothing is known. A walker survived two years ago, a fall into the crater.
The Kilauea on Hawaii is valid as of the most active volcanoes. The last eruption dates yet but June last year. The uitgespuwde lava then destroyed at least six hundred houses.