Hiker Rescued Over The Weekend

For the second consecutive weekend Walhalla and Oconee County Emergency Crews were on Yellow Branch Falls Trail after a hiker called for help. It took rescuers more than half an hour to reach the patient and another hour to remove him from the scene. Reports state the man may have suffered a broken ankle. Emergency officials are again reminding people to please use extra caution when visiting area trails, water falls and other local scenic destinations.