Man Rescued from Rapid Chattahoochee

Habersham County Emergency Services helped rescue a man on Sunday afternoon after he became stuck in a rapidly flowing part of the Chattahoochee River.

Habersham County 911 received a call to 109 River Run Trail just before 5 p.m. on Sunday about a man whose foot had become wedged between rocks in the water and he was unable to free himself. Engine 12, Medic 12 and Captain 1 responded along with Habersham Search and Rescue and White County Fire.

"Initial reports were the subject continued to be pulled under water," Emergency Services Director Chad Black said.

The subject was still in the water when personnel arrived and "bystanders had stretched a rope across the rapids which assisted in holding the subjects head out of the water until personnel could enter," Black said.

After the unidentified man was helped out of the water, he was checked by medical professionals and refused transport.

There have been a handful of rescue incidents similar to this one over the past month.

"With the Panther Creek and Tallulah Gorge responses, we continue to see increases in our responses to these areas," Black added.