Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Red River, Wisconsin: Local, state and federal agencies practice for air disaster.

RED RIVER - Tens of people are dead and many more injured after a plane crashes onto the ice on the bay of Green Bay - sort of.

A simulated crash of a flight from Austin Straubel International Airport Wednesday is to test local, state and federal agencies' response.

"We want to make sure that we have an efficient response to any type of event that could occur, in our county," said Cullen Peltier, Emergency Management Director for Brown County.

Taking place at Red River County Park in the town of Red River in Kewaunee County, first responders are tasked with rescuing the simulated air crash victims from the water and ice, determine their conditions and communicate that information back to the Emergency Operations Center in Brown County.

FOX 11's Bill Miston is working on this story and will have more of FOX 11 News at Five.

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