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Water Safety

During the school holidays, and in particular in hot weather, increasing numbers of children are drowning. On average, there are 50 of these tragedies each year in the UK.


The water is often far deeper than people think.


It’s very cold, and can quickly cause cramp and breathing difficulties.


It may contain hidden rubbish and debris such as shopping trolleys and broken glass which can cause injuries and drowning.


Sometimes it can be polluted and makes them very ill.

Last year, James Goodship tragically lost his life after getting into difficulties at Foulridge Reservoir. Find out more about his story from his family and friends in the video below.