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Water rescue launched near Deschenes Rapids after empty kayak found

An empty car was also spotted at the side of a nearby road, but no person.
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Ruins at Deschenes Rapids. Mike Vlasveld/ OttawaMatters

Ottawa police and fire crews have launched a search near the Deschenes Rapids, on the Ottawa River, after reports of an empty kayak and car.

Officials were called to the area just after 9 a.m., Wednesday, to find a car parked on the side of a nearby road and a kayak in the water, but no sign of the person they belonged to.

We will provide more details about the water rescue as soon as they become available.

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