Badly hurt? Get flown away for help

Chief Steve Carver
Chief Steve Carver

New services in Coffee County give residents a better chance of surviving if they're injured in an accident.     The Air-Evac Lifeteam relocated to Douglas from Waycross earlier this year.

Chief Steve Carver, the Emergency Management Director says they had been working for a year to get the helicopter moved to their area.

Carver says the helicopter helps them accomplish their goal of getting the victim to a hospital within an hour of the accident.

"With us being centrally located in South Central Georgia our closest trauma centers are about 130 miles away. And with an ambulance, it's close to a two hour transport. With air-evac it's about a 55 minute to an hour transport," said Carver.

The team usually transports patients to hospitals in either Jacksonville, Savannah, Atlanta or Macon.

They're stationed at the City of Douglas Municipal Gene Chambers Airport.

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