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Ottawa Fire crews rescue people on stranded sail boat on Ottawa River

Ottawa Fire Water Rescue was called out Saturday afternoon to rescue a sail boat stranded on a shoal on the Ottawa River. The call came just before 3 p.m. Crews found the stranded 24-foot sail boat midway between the Britannia Yacht Club and the Nepean Sailing Club.

Ottawa Fire says the passengers were not in distress. The rescue crews were able free the boat and help it get back to navigable waters. No one was injured.

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