A summer outing took a turn for the worse on the Ottawa River on Monday. According to CBC, several people were forced to abandoned their boat after it caught fire while cruising the river yesterday afternoon near Rideau Falls. A large cloud of smoke could be seen shooting off the boat as residents watched the Ottawa boat fire unfold from shore.\nFire department officials reported that a total of seven people had jumped off the boat and become stranded in the river. Thankfully, the misplaced boaters were able to climb aboard other ships on the river, and no serious injuries were reported as a result of the incident. However, one person, pregnant women, was taken to the hospital as a precaution, according to Global News.\nFour adults and three children were forced into the river after their boat caught fire. Camille Bergeron, who told CBC that she was pontooning with her family when the blaze broke out. Bergeron reportedly called out to the people on the burning boat and offered to help.\nA buoy was then thrown from the vessel into the water, and the family was successfully pulled aboard. The adults and children were later taken to the Gatineau side of the river for further assessment.\nICYMI | 7 people escaped a burning boat on the Ottawa River off Sussex Drive yesterday afternoon: https://t.co/7mRno7UpCV #OttNews pic.twitter.com/V0X6hfpJHZ— CBC Ottawa (@CBCOttawa) July 30, 2019\nMy Dad @rontheriault1 1st ever tweet. #Boat on #fire today on the #OttawaRiver on the @ville_gatineau side. https://t.co/NmA7fYHzQJ— Guy Thériault (@Guy_Theriault) July 29, 2019\nBoat on fire on Ottawa river on Gatineau side . pic.twitter.com/qwqNUt53fd— ronald theriault (@rontheriault1) July 29, 2019\nPleasure craft fully on fire on the Ottawa River. Never a dull moment working at 50 Sussex! #ottawa pic.twitter.com/2vw0ZXnRwb— Alex Pope (@XelaEpop) July 29, 2019\nSome excitement on the Ottawa River this afternoon. Anyone have more to report? @OttFire @CBCOttawa pic.twitter.com/SfKsmXfAGF— Blazer Mack (@BlazerMack) July 29, 2019\nA boat on fire on the #Ottawa River just over on the Quebec side of the border. #ottnews pic.twitter.com/lWZGcWUOL7— T. (@Thomas_Duncan) July 29, 2019\nOttawa firefighters quickly assembled water rescue boats managing to put out the flames shortly after they started.\nOttawa Fire Services issued a reminder to boaters to always wear personal flotation devices and ensure that it fits securely. It’s also essential to be equipped with proper safety equipment when heading out on the water in case of emergencies.