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Coronavirus (COVID-19): the policing response and what you need to know

Water safety

 

With the weather being warmer, the temptation to jump into the nearest river to cool off is high.

We’re advising you to stay safe around water. Vigilance can save lives, and water-related accidents can be avoided by knowing how to stay safe:

1. Don’t jump or dive in as the depth may vary and there can be unseen hazards.

2. Don’t go in near weirs, locks, pipes and sluices. These and some other water features are often linked with strong currents.

3. Inland waters can be very cold, no matter how warm the weather. Those going into cold water can get cramp and experience breathing difficulties very quickly

  1. Keep a look out for boat traffic. Boaters, especially on larger vessels, can find it very hard to spot swimmers.

Drowning can occur very quickly, even in shallow water!

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