A resident had to be airlifted to an Illinois hospital after receiving a severe injur at a North Judson home on Wednesday.
According to Town Marshal Kelly Fisher, NJPD, the North Judson-Wayne Township Volunteer Fire Department and Starke County EMS all responded to a severe injury call at a residence on George Street around 4 p.m. on January 9th.
Marshal Fisher noted that the injury was found to be accidental and there was no evidence of foul play. The individual was treated at the scene but due to the severity of the injury and the amount of blood loss, Lutheran Air was called to airlift the patient.
Representatives from the Fire Department shared that the North Judson-San Pierre High School provided a large open space for the helicopter to land so medics were directed there.
Marshal Fisher added that, typically, a patient in this area would be transported to a medical facility in South Bend. However, due to inclement weather in that direction which would have caused flight issues, emergency officials determined the safest route would be to bring the injured person to a hospital in Oak Lawn, Illinois.
UPDATE: As of 10:30 a.m Thursday morning, the individual was in stable condition and was responding verbally. Due to HIPAA privacy laws, the name of the individual cannot be released unless it is at the request of the family.