KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — A Lifestar medical helicopter will be five air-minutes from the site of Olympic canoe and kayak-slalom competition on the Ocoee River July 26-28.
Lifestar is the aeromedical service of the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville.
Dr. Chris Brooks, the Lifestar director, said a UT helicopter will be based at Woods Memorial Hospital in Etowah 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
“We hope no Olympic team members are injured or become ill, but…illnesses and accidents do occur,” Brooks said.
Contact: Lisa McNeal (423-544-6350)