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Man dies after small boat goes over Bonnechere Falls in Ottawa Valley

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An 82-year-old man is dead after a boating incident on the Bonnechere River in the Ottawa Valley.

Ontario Provincial Police, paramedics and firefighters responded to a call for a small boat going over the Bonnechere Falls in Horton Township Monday night.

The man's body was located in the water, downstream from the falls, the OPP said.

"Despite life-saving efforts, the 82-year-old male was pronounced deceased. He had not been wearing a lifejacket," the OPP said in a statement.

Police say the man's 59-year-old son also went over the falls in a kayak while searching for his father. He was rescued from the water and transported to hospital as a precaution.

The Bonnechere River flows from Algonquin Provincial Park to the Ottawa River.

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