The area of eastern Central Mississippi known as the Golden Triangle will soon be home to a new helicopter air ambulance base.
This week, MedStat EMS announced its plans to establish a base for a MedStat Air medical helicopter at GTR (Golden Triangle Regional Airport).
Officials have said the Columbus base will cover a 75-mile radius and provide support for ambulance crews in Monroe County.
MedStat EMS is headquartered in Winona, MS. The EMS / air ambulance company already serves nearly 320,000 people in a service area that covers well over 8,000 square miles, according to the company website.
The MedStat EMS helicopter base expansion into the Golden Triangle, which is formed by the cities of Columbus, Starkville, and West Point (and the three counties Lowndes, Oktibbeha, and Clay), will further add to their already wide coverage area.