Summer's finally here!
You might fancy a dip - but think again. Every spring and summer when the weather warms up, young people are risking their lives by swimming in reservoirs and other open water such as lakes and quarries. We're doing everything we can to get the message out there so youngsters don’t take the risk. Download our stay safe poster here.
Reservoirs may look like tempting places to cool off on a hot day, but with their icy waters, steep sides, hidden currents and sudden drops, even the strongest swimmer can quickly get into serious trouble. The same goes for lakes and quarries too.
Hear more about what happens to you when you put yourself in freezing water: A GP speaks
Making waves on air: who better to talk about reservoir safety than young people?
A school from Wigan hit the airwaves recently to help us warn of the dangers of swimming in reservoirs. Youngsters from Cransfield High School won a competition to come up with a hard hitting public safety radio advert. Hear the advert on our link, right.
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