Rabun County authorities are searching for a man who has been missing in the northeast Georgia woods since Saturday.
Eric Tench was said to be looking for some of his dogs after a hunt in the mountains of Rabun County and the bordering county of Oconee County, S.C., according to a Facebook post by his sister.
She said neither family nor friends have heard from Tench since early Saturday morning. She added that Tench is a “severe” diabetic.
The Rabun County Emergency Management Agency said via a Facebook post Sunday that it had volunteers searching for Tench. A follow-up post Tuesday morning said Tench still hasn’t been found, but his dogs were found, with a bear close nearby.
“We did find his dogs and even catch one of them before the bear climbed down and relocated to an unknown location,” the post said. “It is believed that the bear and dogs had relocated from where Mr. Tench was last known to be.”
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