CAP surveying livestock losses in SD

At the request of the state’s Department of Public Safety, the South Dakota Wing of the Civil Air Patrol is conducting an aerial survey for livestock carcass identification on all state highways and I-90.

This mission is being conducted in Harding, Butte, Lawrence, Pennington, Custer, Fall River, Shannon, Bennett, Jackson, Haakon, Meade, Perkins, Corson, Ziebach, and Dewey counties.

CAP aircrews will identify and photograph areas where livestock are blocking roads or are in right of ways.

Currently, the S.D. Wing has three aircraft conducting the survey.

The S.D. Department of Public Safety will be setting up a page where the public and media can view and download selected mission photos. The S.D. Wing is also providing updates at its Facebook page.

The South Dakota Wing of the Civil Air Patrol, with squadrons in South Dakota in Sioux Falls, Brookings, Rapid City, Pierre, Custer and Spearfish has approximately 300 officers and cadets, six light aircraft and 17 multi-purpose vehicles. These assets are available to federal, state and county governments, emergency responders and law enforcement agencies to perform search and rescue, homeland security, disaster relief, humanitarian assistance and counter-drug missions.

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