Stay safe in the heatwave
During the current heatwave, we’re urging everyone to be aware of the risks of cooling off or playing in ponds, lakes, and flooded quarries.
Swimming in open water is extremely dangerous as hidden dangers can lurk beneath the surface.
This can include discarded waste which can trap people, as well as slippery rocks and sudden changes in water depth. Jumping into cold water can also cause people to go into shock.
This video shows the tragic consequences – https://youtu.be/Ile-FwNEafk
Previous warm and sunny weather has seen people risking their lives, and sadly losing their lives, by swimming in open water – despite signs warning them not too.
We’re urging people to call 999 immediately if they see anyone in danger.