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South Georgia Civil Air Patrol recognized for recent mission

The South Georgia Civil Air Patrol was recognized after their help with a recent mission. (Source: WALB) The South Georgia Civil Air Patrol was recognized after their help with a recent mission. (Source: WALB)
In January, the Air Force contacted them for help locating an aircraft's emergency transmitter. (source: WALB) In January, the Air Force contacted them for help locating an aircraft's emergency transmitter. (source: WALB)
Cadet Commander Anthony Chase-Hill (Source: WALB) Cadet Commander Anthony Chase-Hill (Source: WALB)
Lt. Col. Fred Broom (Source: WALB) Lt. Col. Fred Broom (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Members of the South Georgia Civil Air Patrol were recognized Monday night for how they handled a recent mission.

The Albany Composite Squadron was awarded the CAP "Find" Ribbon.

In January, the Air Force contacted them for help locating an aircraft's emergency transmitter.

After a 12 hour search, the local team discovered it wasn't a real emergency.

They found an airplane with a faulty transmitter at a private airstrip in Rochelle. 

"In the end we found out that it was a non-distress mission there was an ELT going off on an old farmer's plane because it had been so old," said Cadet Commander Anthony Chase-Hill.

"Emergency services has several aspects to it, one of which is that we do 90 percent of the search and rescue in the continental United States," explained Lt. Col. Fred Broom.

Seven of the 13 members on the mission are members of the Albany squadron's cadet program. 

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