Medical helicopter flights restored from SB to Southwest Michigan

By: NewsCenter 16 Email
By: NewsCenter 16 Email

Michigan Medical helicopters from South Bend continued serving Southwest Michigan areas over the Fourth of July weekend, despite an oversight that threatened to halt the service.

That clerical mistake temporarily prohibited flights from crossing state lines, as they had done for years.

State and local governments are still working on a permanent solution to the problem, but they were able to work with Senator John Proos and State Representative Al Pscholka on a way to restore the flights in the meantime.

The next closest air medical services for Southwest Michigan residents would have been Kalamazoo, which can take 30 to 45 minutes to get to a scene.

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