Hiker who died Tuesday identified as White County woman


WHITE COUNTY, Ga. — Authorities have identified the woman who was killed in a fall from Yonah Mountain Tuesday as Jennifer Randall of White County.

Randall was hiking with her husband and young son when the accident occurred. Sources say Randall had hiked the area several times with her family.

White County Emergency Services responded to the rock face formation of Yonah Mountain on Tuesday at 10:27 a.m. for a reported fall of a female subject from the rock face.

White County Fire Services, EMS and Sheriff’s Office with mutual aid from Helen Fire Department and the Lee Arrendale Fire Brigade responded to the incident.

EMS and Fire personnel had to use a rope system to access the patient, who was pronounced deceased on the scene. Due to the location of the patient personnel had to use the rope system and basket stretcher to lift the victim back to the top of the rock. This was an extremely treacherous area and the safety of personnel were of concern. See attached pictures provide by Chief Ayers with Lee Arrendale.

It took several personnel to assist in the recovery of the victim, and the seen was cleared at approximately 3:30PM. This is one of those tragic accidents that can occur while hiking in the trail areas of our county.

The White County Sheriff’s Office, and GA Department of Natural Resources is investigating the incident.

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