Second helipad unveiled in Perry Co.

Second helipad unveiled in Perry Co.

PERRY CO., IN (WFIE) - Officials unveil a second helipad in Perry County.

The helipad is located at the south side of the Waupaca Foundry property.  

We're told it's part of a larger parking lot addition.

The pad is 1600 square feet and is equipped to land an Air Evac helicopter day or night with 24/7 lighting and a lit wind sock.

Currently there is only one other helipad, which is located at Perry County Memorial Hospital.

The new helipad will provide access for the west side of the county.

Waupaca Foundry owns the helipad and assumed all construction costs.

However, the helipad will be used by Perry County emergency responders to transport critically ill patients to nearby hospitals.

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