Water can be very dangerous – it doesn’t matter what time of year.
Here are some important things to remember:
- Don’t be tempted to take a dip in reservoirs, canals, lakes and rivers to cool down. There are hidden dangers lurking under the surface such as deep and cold water, debris and underwater currents which can result in drowning.
- Make sure you only go near water when you are with an adult. If you’re walking near water, don’t go too close to the edge.
- Don’t be pushy – never run, push or jump on others when in a swimming pool or at the beach and if you see someone in difficulty tell a lifeguard or call 999.
- On the water – if out in a boat or canoe always wear a lifejacket.