Missing golfer found after getting lost chasing wild hogs

A missing golfer was found chasing wild hogs.

According to Toccoa Police Chief Jimmy Mize, on Friday, October 4, the Police Department was contacted by the workers at the golf course of a missing golfer.

Officers and staff members of golf course attempted to identify who the golfer was.

The Toccoa Fire Department along with the Lee Arrendale K-9 Unit was called in to help locate the individual.

The Stephens County Rescue Unit was also called in to assist.

After no contact was made with the individual by the K-9 Unit, Georgia State Patrol Air Support was called in with a helicopter and Flair Unit.

The individual was located by the helicopter and the Rescue Unit was given a GPS coordinate.

The rescue unit accompanied by an Air Sniffing Dog from the Cornelia Fire Department was able to locate 54-year-old Stanley Wilbanks of Toccoa, approximately one mile from the golf course in a waist deep marshy area.

Wilbanks told rescue and officers he had left the golf course to chase wild hogs, became disoriented and got lost.