WATCH: Don't swim in rivers warning

WATCH: Don't swim in rivers warning

Published at 2:17pm 20th April 2018. (Updated at 2:24pm 20th April 2018)

Open water warning as warm weather continues across North Yorkshire. 

With the possibility of the warm weather staying for the weekend there's a warning from North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue about the danger of swimming in rivers and lakes.

A spokesman said the water will be much colder than you expect.  Temperatures have not had a chance to rise and there's a big risk of cold water shock which could lead to people being unable to get out.

There are also all sorts of things lurking beneath the surface like weeds and rubbish that's been dumped.


VIDEO - RNLI Cold Water shock


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