Digby rescue

A personal locator beacon was a big factor that led emergency responders to four people stranded late last month in Digby County.

Cpl. Jennifer Clarke of the Nova Scotia RCMP said four female kayakers became distressed, possibly due to a lack of daylight.

The beacon provided police with the name and GPS coordinates of the owner.

Clarke added that the beacon device proved invaluable because they use satellite, rather than cellular; signals.