Ottawa River Water Rescue


On Monday, May 18 2020, two boaters Dustin Howard of Haley Station and Mike Gavin of Dacre were on the Ottawa River west of Acres Road boat launch when they observed a boat headed for the rapids, a short time later they began to observe property floating down stream.

Emergency services were contacted and Officers with the Renfrew Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded along with the assistance of OPP marine officers, Whitewater Fire Department, Renfrew County Paramedics and several local volunteers. The water way was patrolled and the boat was located fully submerged in the rapids.

A short time later a local couple were located on the shoreline having started a fire. The couple was transported home by Renfrew County Paramedics with no injuries.