Y'all are used to straight talk from us, and here it comes:
Folks, this is a royal cluster.
Neither the Oconee County Sheriff's Office nor Oconee County Fire Rescue was involved in the planning for this event at Heritage Park.
The race organizers have apparently hired an EMS service that is not in radio contact with Oconee 911. Whatever medical staff there is not from Oconee County Fire Rescue.
Some VOLUNTEER Oconee Medical First Responders have by their own initiative started trying to organize medical response.
The race organizers called our Lieutenant who schedules deputies and told them they had a race that might have 1000 racers. When our deputies arrived at the park, they were told that 5000 racers would be here today.
The three dispatchers working 911 are doing the best they can to respond to all of the calls coming in stemming from all of this as well as handling the calls for the rest of the county.
We are as frustrated as you are. Sheriff Berry is on his way to the scene now to restore some order.
We suggest that you avoid the area if at all possible. All of these people are going to have to get out of the park too, and that is going to be a traffic jam.
We hope that you will understand and bare with us.
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Sent by Oconee County Georgia Sheriff's Office 1140 Experiment Station Rd, Watkinsville, GA 30677
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