Yonah Mountain Hiker Dies in Fall

A female hiker fell to her death this morning off of a rock face on Yonah Mountain.

The time of the accident was approximately 10:30 a.m., according to White County public safety officials. Other than that, little else is known at this time.

White County Public Safety Director David Murphy said emergency units were initially dispatched to the area for a possible rescue but he confirmed later that the "patient is deceased."

Emergency personnel from the City of Helen, Lee Arrendale Fire and the Department of Natural Resources assisted on scene.