Advice over water danger

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VISITORS to a country park in South Yorkshire will be warned next week about the dangers of swimming in open water.

Firefighters will be on duty at Rother Valley Country Park on Monday, offering safety advice.

South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue has attended 18 water-related incidents so far this year. Nationally more than 400 people die every year after swimming or falling into water.

The fire brigade is advising people to obey ‘warning notices’, take care around banks and to never leave small children unsupervised near water.

Crew manager Gary Ridgeway, from Aston Park fire station, said: “While the water may look tempting on a warm day, it is still very dangerous.”