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

A helicopter helps with rescue efforts at Tallulah Gorge in northeast Georgia.
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A helicopter helps with rescue efforts at Tallulah Gorge in northeast Georgia.

Credit: Daniel G. Purcell

Credit: Daniel G. Purcell

Several people are recovering Monday after a tense rescue in the North Georgia mountains this weekend.

Two people were rescued from Tallulah Gorge and three emergency crew members also were treated after the incident, an emergency official said.

One person was injured from a “substantial fall” at Panther Creek at the Waterfalls on Saturday, according to Chad Black, director of Habersham County Emergency Services. The Department of Natural Resources helped fly the patient to Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, Black said.

Another patient was evaluated for heat and exposure.

Among the emergency personnel, two were treated for heat exposure and another was flown by helicopter to Northeast Georgia Medical Center.

Tallulah Gorge is located on the line between Rabun and Habersham counties.

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