Mt._Yonah(CLEVELAND) – The victim of the fatal fall from the face of Yonah Mountain Sunday has been identified.  White County Coroner  Ricky Barrett said, 43-year old John Hebenstreit of  Braselton slipped on a rock at the top of the popular mountain and fell about 100 feet. 

Barrett said, medical personnel  worked on the victim for a while, but he succumbed to his injuries.   Rescue personnel were dispatched around 2 PM and the fatality was confirmed just after 5 PM. 

White County Public Safety Director David Murphy said Hebenstreit  was on an outing with his family when the accident occurred.  About 15-20 White a County emergency personnel were involved in the operation, along with a Department of Natural Resources helicopter.

Operations wrapped up around 6:15 p.m.