Danger alert after tragedy
EMERGENCY services in South Yorkshire have joined forces to emphasise the dangers of swimming in open water after Air Max 90 Id Yeezy a South Yorkshire Air Max 90 Rainbow
"Open water presents a number of different hazards. Although it may look tempting during hot spells, it is impossible to gauge its temperature, flow or depth."
Alan Baranowski, assistant director for accident and emergency operations for Yorkshire Ambulance Service, explained how people can find themselves unexpectedly in trouble.
teenager died last month.
"The temperature of deep water is much colder than people expect and even on a hot summer's day rarely gets above freezing.
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He said: "Water can look calm on the surface but contain unseen debris and, rivers in particular, can have treacherous undercurrents.
"Cold can also make your arms and legs numb which means you can't control them to swim and can also lead to hypothermia a serious reduction in body temperature which can cause heart failure."
Now the county's emergency services are urging people to use official leisure facilities instead of swimming in unsupervised lakes, rivers, canals and ponds, warning that people can get caught out with temperatures, currents and insecure banks.
enough to take your breath away, which is the body's natural reaction and cannot be controlled, possibly leading to panic and drowning.
He was cooling off in the water with friends during a heatwave when he got into difficulty and disappeared under the surface. Two pals made it to safety on an island in the centre of the lake.
"Reservoirs have automatic equipment under the surface, which can operate without warning and cause dangerous hidden currents.
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Phillip Law, aged 14, of Kilnhurst Road, Rawmarsh, Rotherham, was swimming with pals in Manvers Lake, off Manvers Way, Wath upon Dearne, when tragedy struck.
South Yorkshire Police Chief Inspector Nev Hamilton said: "One young life has already been lost this summer in Rotherham and we don't want to see anyone else hurt or injured from swimming in open water."
Yorkshire Fire and Rescue's head of community safety, said: "Traditionally call outs for open water rescues increase at this time of year, as people attempt to cool off and then get into difficulties in the water.
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