ONALASKA, Wis. -

The Civil Air Patrol ran missing person scenarios this weekend in Onalaska.

Cadets respond to pre-set situations where they rescue people pretending to be lost.

The goal is to give the cadets some live practice using their search and rescue skills. Most of the cadets range from age 12 to 18.

A captain with the patrol says the training gives the cadets valuable life skills.

"They get a chance to learn some really good skills to be able to help someone and be able to stay safe themselves so I think that's very, very important for the cadets they learn leadership they get an opportunity to really step into a leader kind of role," said Captain Linda Zimmerman with the Civil Air Patrol.

About 30 cadets took part in this weekend's training.