Braintree High Grad Died in a Hiking Accident in Hawaii

Girl Injured in Hiking AccidentElizabeth Ann “Liz” Tarpey, 23, died in a hiking accident in Hawaii.

Tarpey and her two friends were hiking along a ridge on the Pu’u Manamana trail on the island of Oahu when she stepped on a patch of loose soil and slipped and fell approximately 300 feet. After several attempts, the rescue team from the Honolulu Fire Department was finally able to reach her. She was taken to a local trauma center where she died.

She had been living in Hawaii for a year and a half working for C & S Wholesale Grocers on the island. A graduated from Braintree High School in 2007, she then went on to study at Georgia Tech University where she also worked as a tour guide.

Tarpey was also the chairwoman of the 2010 Women’s Leadership Conference Planning Committee.

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