“Remarkable teamwork” found lost hiker

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On a walk at the Hike Inn Trail, one mile out from the main road, a hiker ran out of water and battery life on his phone; losing his way. The trail is approximately 9.9 miles round trip. It is located near the Amicalola Lodge.
Several organizations were involved in finding the hiker: Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Dawson County Fire and Emergency services, as well as Georgia Department of Public Safety and GSP Aviation searched “to no avail.”
On their Facebook page, it said “We were never so excited to find our missing person alive and well, looking forward to our arrival. This truly remarkable teamwork led to the most positive outcome possible.”
It took a team of people to find the individual based upon where their phone was last pinged. The missing hiker was laid down 200-300 yards off the main trail.
“We were never so excited to find our missing person alive and well, looking forward to our arrival. This truly remarkable teamwork led to the most positive outcome possible.”
Furthermore, their post stated, “We’d like to recognize the incredible work of Deputy Gearin who spotted the items well off the trail and the prompt assistance of the Hall County K9 Team, which possibly saved this man’s life. We’d also like to thank every agency and individual who came out and helped make this search and rescue a huge success.”
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