11 April 2010
CTWG: Mission Impossible - Find the EPIRB...
Reporting and photos supplied by Maj Chris Kelling, CAP.
Not all missions are easy. In this case, the EPIRB recovery mission was exactly like looking for a needle in a haystack. The EPIRB from a recently scrapped boat was finally found after chasing a mysterious signal with both air and ground teams. Factors contributing to the complexity of the search included its location in an industrial area, inside a metal building and under tons of scrap.
Of note, we would like to issue a special thanks to the local workers who carefully used the excavator to dig through the scrap until the seniors and cadets could accomplish the recovery and silence the signal.