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Another search underway in Tallulah Gorge

For the second time this month, authorities are searching for someone who disappeared from the Tallulah Falls area of northeast Georgia.

William Albert Woodward, a 36-year-old southeast Georgia resident, was reported missing Thursday, the Rabun County Sheriff’s Office said in a Facebook post. Tallulah Falls is about 95 miles northeast of downtown Atlanta.

The man he was believed to have been with, Mitchell Morgan, was found Saturday near Tugalo Dam, according to the Facebook post.

Multiple agencies are involved in the search for Woodward.

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The search comes less than two weeks after two people were rescued from Tallulah Gorge on Aug. 11.

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.

RELATED: 2 rescued, 3 crew members treated after weekend emergency at Tallulah Gorge

Anyone with knowledge of Woodward’s whereabouts is asked to contact local authorities.

In other news:

A slider thief recently dragged a woman with her own car as he stole it from a northwest Atlanta gas station.

 

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