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Four people rescued after falling off paddleboard at Britannia Beach

When rescue crews arrived, they found the paddleboarders hanging on to the device in the water.
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(Photo/Dani-Elle Dubé)

Four people are safe after they had fallen off a paddleboard at Britannia Beach that had been forced towards the Deschenes rapids.

Ottawa Fire Services said they received a call at about 7:15 p.m. on Saturday, June 25 about the incident.

When they arrived, the people had gone through the rapid and were hanging on the paddleboard for support.

Crews quickly located the four people and helped them back to shore safely to be assessed by Ottawa paramedics.

There were no reported injuries.

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