Warning issued over wild swimming after spate of drowning deaths


Swimmers have been warned to take care when taking a dip in the water during the UK’s heatwave, following a spate of drowningdeaths in recent weeks.

Council leaders said the public needs to be vigilant to the dangers of drowning, especially parents with children, with more people likely to be out near water during one of the longest spells of hot weather for many years.

The Local Government Association (LGA), which represents 370 councils in England and Wales, said casual swimmers particularly need to be aware of the risk of cold water shock – one of the biggest causes of drowning.

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