Water rescue team responds to boat incident on Ottawa River

No one was injured in a boat incident on the Ottawa River northwest of Dick Bell Park.

No one was injured in a boat incident on the Ottawa River northwest of Dick Bell Park.

Ottawa Fire Services (OFS) received a call from a skipper who ran aground and became trapped.

According to a release, OFS received a call from the skipper and OFS communications officers were able to locate them using the latitude and longitude coordinates of their cell phones.

OFS has divided the Gatineau Fire Services (GFS) at different levels to speed up the assistance to the stranded boaters.

OFS water rescue teams reached the boaters and helped them get their sailboat off the shallows. The skippers were able to safely bring the sailboat ashore under their own power.

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