Police are reminding people of the dangers of swimming in lakes, reservoirs and rivers as high temperatures continue. Open water such as lakes, reservoirs and other sites like disused, water-filled quarries can be extremely dangerous even for experienced swimmers.
Officers are urging people not to go in the water to cool down if the weather is hot as they could endanger their own lives and the lives of others. There may be hidden dangers under the surface, strong currents or steep sides.
Derbyshire officers were called to assist colleagues from Greater Manchester Police at around 5.45pm yesterday following reports that a 16-year-old boy had gone into the River Etherow, near the greater Manchester and Charlesworth border. Police and firefighters searched the water and the youngster’s body was found later that evening. There are no suspicious circumstances.