Denell Boyd, a Cobb Fire spokesperson, said the call came in at 12:03 p.m.
“An elderly man said he saw what looked like a person with a pink shirt and blonde hair face down in the rocks,” she said. “We had five pieces of equipment, four engines out there. We also had a squad boat in there looking but it got so shallow that they had to get out and walk.”
Boyd said it took about 45 minutes for crews to hike down the trail, only to discover that it was not a human.
“The good thing was, that it was just a mannequin,” she said. “You don’t ever want to find anybody floating in a creek.”
Boyd also said this was first time since she joined the department that they have found a mannequin in response to a call.
“Sometimes we get calls when people think that’s what it is … We have to go out there and check,” she said.
Boyd didn’t know if they retrieved the statue from the creek but said that since there was so much rainfall Tuesday and Wednesday, the creek was rapid along the area where the mannequin was found.