David Murphy Public Safety Director said in an email that units were dispatched to the popular mountain at approximately 10:30 AM.
Murphy said personnel responded to the mountain trailhead where a female hiker has fallen from the rock face. He said the patient is deceased.
The recovery process was underway advised Murphy and no further details were available.
According to Murphy units from White County, Helen Fire, Georgia Department of Natural Resources and Lee Arrendale Fire Department responded.