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Walworth County woman with Civil Air Patrol recognized for saving second life

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Posted at 9:00 AM, Jun 28, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-28 20:32:54-04

WALWORTH COUNTY — The Walworth County Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol is recognizing a woman for saving a second life.

Lt. Colonel Lisa Amburgey is celebrating four decades in Civil Air Patrol. She is also head of the National Alliance for Mental Illness in Elkhorn. Amburgey served as a "Mission Spotter," flying with pilots on searches for downed planes and lost people on hiking trails or with dementia. The Delavan Fire Department will host a ceremony to recognize Amburgey's accomplishments later this year.

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Over the weekend, Amburgey was recognized with a cake ceremony.

The Walworth County Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol is formally known as the US Air Force Auxiliary. It is known for its Search and Rescue and Disaster Relief and Humanitarian Aid, such as sending Covid-19 testing supplies to every county in Wisconsin last year.

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