ATHENS, Ga. -- A naked sunbather sparked a manhunt Thursday in Oconee County.
An administrator at Oconee Middle School on Mars Hill Road called the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office about 12:40 p.m. to report a nude man was on a small field near the school’s soccer and ball fields.
When first seen, the man was lying facedown on a towel on the field which is not visible from the school, Chief Deputy Lee Weems said.
“When the guy realized he had been seen, he jumped up, put his clothes on and ran off,” Weems said.
“He was never in direct sight of the school. The children couldn’t have seen him,” he said.