RNLI highlights dangers of swimming in the Tweed

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Berwick RNLI have issued a warning to children spotted swimming in the River Tweed during the recent warm weather.

Lifeboat personnel are concerned that many are unaware of the risks they are exposing theselves to due to the strong tidal currents.

Hazel Bettison of Berwick RNLI said: “We’ve had reports of children enjoying the nice spell of weather and swimming in the river.

“This is very dangerous. The river has strong tidal currents and there have been many cases of people getting into trouble over the years.”

The warning comes as the RNLI reveals that 29 people accidentally lost their lives around the north of England coast last year – the highest number in four years.

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