Council warns residents of cold shock danger

Rugby Borough Council is reminding people to keep out of open water as temperatures continue to soar.

The council wants residents to resist the urge to swim in the canal or at Newbold Quarry as it can put them, or others, in danger.

Cllr Lisa Parker, Rugby Borough Council portfolio holder for the environment and public realm, said: “We understand the temptation to cool off on a scorching hot day, but the reality is if you do this you could be putting yourself and your friends in serious danger.

Newbold Quarry is incredibly deep in places, and the water can be freezing cold.

“Even the most experienced swimmer can get caught in obstructions or suffer cold water shock, which causes a number of deaths every year.”

View more on cold water shock (Royal Lifesaving Society)

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