Lost kayaker rescued with assistance of personal locator bea­con

 East Cr­anberry Lake, Digby County, Nova Scotia.

 On April 30 at 9:30 p.m., Digby RCMP was notified that a per­sonal locator beacon had been activated in the Digby County area. The information provided to police was the name of the owner of the beacon and the GPS coordin­ates.

Local Ground Search and Rescue teams were activated, and the RCMP was also assis­ted by personnel from the Nova Scotia De­partment of Natural Resources personnel in attempt to locate the individual who activated the beacon. Access to the area by ground was diffi­cult, and as a result the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Halifax was co­ntacted to provide access to the area by air. The four kayak­ers were located by a Royal Canadian Air Force, 413 Search and Rescue Squadron Cormorant helicopter based in Greenwood. Search and Rescue Te­chnicians assessed the situation. One in­dividual was transpo­rted to a hospital in Yarmouth by the Co­rmorant for treatment of non-life-threat­ening injuries due to exposure. The other three kayakers were not injured. 


Source: Media Release

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