Safe trio after a kayak misadventure on the Ottawa River

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Calls to 911 by witnesses just before 5 p.m. reported that the three had fallen from their kayaks.

Two people were rescued using a lifeboat and another was forced to swim to shore after an apparent mishap while kayaking on the Ottawa River on Saturday.

Calls to 911 from witnesses on both sides of the Ontario and Quebec rivers just before 5 p.m. reported that the three individuals had fallen from their kayaks.

At 5:27 a.m., the three were safely back on shore, at which time they were assessed by paramedics from Gatineau.

Ottawa Fire Services cited the incident as a reason to remind those who have gone out on the river to always wear personal flotation devices that are snug and secure and to take safety kits with them. them.

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