It was a busy weekend for White County first repsonders


CLEVELAND, Ga. –White County first responders spent a very busy weekend responding to calls.

Saturday evening, firefighters responded to the report of a lost hiker on Yonah Mountain. The hiker was located and walked out to the parking area on Chambers Road. The hiker was evaluated by EMS but did not require transport to the hospital. This search and rescue operation lasted approximately three hours.

Sunday morning, E-911 advised fire officials that several hikers on Yonah Mountain saw a dog that was stranded out on a ledge. Four personnel from White County Fire Services along with Jessica Tanner of White County Animal Control responded. A firefighter was lowered down the cliff where he secured the dog and both were then hoisted back up. The dog was placed in the custody of Animal Control; the dog was not injured.

Sunday evening, White County firefighters — with mutual aid from Lee Arrendale firefighters and White County EMS — responded to a report of a high level fall on Yonah Mountain. Upon arrival, it was found to be a male that had fallen at the rock steps sustaining an injury to his leg. Responders hiked in about one-quarter mile, placed the patient in a stokes basket and brought him out to the awaiting ambulance. Firefighters then assisted in packaging and loading the patient for transport.

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