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Water rescue teams warn boaters of Deschênes Rapids

A family of four is the latest to be rescued from the Ottawa River after their boat capsized in the Deschênes Rapids on Sunday.
Water rescue teams warn boaters of Deschênes Rapids after family rescued from Ottawa River. 1:53

A family of four is the latest to be rescued from the Ottawa River after their boat capsized in the Deschênes Rapids on Sunday. All were wearing life jackets.

A 25-year-old man without a life jacket drowned after his dinghy flipped in the same area of the river on June 1. 

As Omar Dabaghi-Pacheco reports, water rescue teams are warning boaters to beware of the rapids — and always wear a life jacket.