Fire crews rescue otter from dam distress
Ottawa Citizen

By Shaamini Yogaretnam, Ottawa Citizen, April 15, 2017

Ottawa fire crews saved an otter from a slippery situation Saturday afternoon at Nicolls Island.

The animal was trapped in an undertow near the locks. Platoon Chief Dean Taylor said it’s possible the otter may have been stuck in a washing machine-type situation in which water hitting the surface was circulating back toward the waterfall.

Taylor told the Citizen that he didn’t yet have the specifics, but that, yes, the otter had been rescued.

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