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Fire and Rescue Service issues warning about swimming in lakes

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: July 23, 2014

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RESIDENTS in South Derby have been warned about the dangers of swimming in ponds or lakes.

The alert from Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service expressed concerns that with the weather temperatures rising, people might be tempted into taking a dip.

A spokesperson for the service said: "Your local swimming pool is the only place for a summer dip.

"Never swim in rivers, lakes, canals and reservoirs and if you see someone in difficulty, call 999, don't attempt a rescue yourself."

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