Beautiful but Deadly

Published Friday 23 June 2017 at 16:24

United Utilities are warning people about the dangers of swimming in reservoirs with a safety campaign called Beautiful but Deadly.

A lot of people still remain unaware of the dangers of swimming in reservoirs and that teen peer pressure can play a big part

There is 180 reservoirs across the North West, many in beautiful locations.

Reservoirs may look inviting, especially on a hot day, but they are about the worst possible places to take a swim.

The freezing cold water can numb your limbs, while hidden currents and machinery can drag you under. Even the strongest swimmers can quickly get into difficulty.

Take a look at United Utilities safety page for more information and videos.

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