In September 2019, a 55-year-old man fell from a rock face on Yonah Mountain but survived. The man lost his footing while rappelling on the rock face and fell about 100 feet onto the mountain’s first plateau, White County Fire Department spokeswoman Anna Newberry told AJC.com at the time.
That 3 ½-hour rescue is one of many White County authorities have had to do on Yonah Mountain, Newberry said last year.
“We had to be careful, because the more you moved him, the more pain you caused him,” she said. “We’ve had many people fall off there, and it’s scary.”