You might want to rethink about going on that boat ride.

That’s the message from the Renfrew OPP who are advising residents to avoid using their motorized vessels along shorelines and waterways in areas affected by flooding.

This comes after they’ve received complaints about motorized boats who were seen riding on the shorelines of the Ottawa River.

Police say that this creates larger waves and is putting residents, volunteers and first responders at risk when levels of water are already high enough.

They add that it causes more damage and their goal is to keep everyone safe.

The OPP also advises residents to stay away from waterways where flows are high and where banks might be unstable. Parents are encouraged to let their kids know of the dangers as well, they say.