“Since (he was) reported missing, local law enforcement along with Rabun County Search and Rescue and multiple other agencies aggressively continued to search the state park property that consists of 2,739 acres, and other private properties adjoining the state park,” the spokesman said in a statement.
The body has been turned over to the Rabun County coroner, and the GBI is expected to perform an autopsy.
Woodward disappeared less than two weeks after two people were rescued from Tallulah Gorge on Aug. 11.
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One person was injured from a “substantial fall” at Panther Creek at the Waterfalls, Habersham County Emergency Services director Chad Black said. The Department of Natural Resources helped fly the patient to Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville.
Another patient was evaluated for heat and exposure.
Three emergency crew members were treated after the incident as well. Two were evaluated for heat exposure and another was flown by helicopter to Northeast Georgia Medical Center for unspecified reasons.
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Investigators said the incident is taking place along Williamsburg Lane.