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Frozen waters

Frozen ponds, rivers and lakes can be very dangerous and are best avoided.

Our frozen water safety tips

  • Don’t wander too near the edge, icy or wet conditions could cause you to slip and fall in
  • Don't be tempted to test the thickness of the ice; it's easy to slip from the bank and fall through into the freezing water
  • Make sure you children understand how dangerous it is to play on ice
  • Adults should set a good example by staying off the ice themselves
  • Dog owners should ensure they keep their pets on a lead so they are not at risk of falling in