Salfordians have been reminded to stay vigilant near open waters as temperatures rise.

Salford City Council took to Twitter to remind residents of the dangers of cold water shock in the Quays, rivers, lakes and reservoirs, even during warm weather.

The reminder comes after a 16-year-old boy died last summer after being seen “struggling in the water” at Salford Quays. Likewise, two swimmers were told they were “lucky to be alive”, after swimming in the Quays on a Sunday evening back in December 2022.

Salford City Council tweeted: “As we head for summer please remember – no matter how hot the weather, open water in Salford Quays, rivers, lakes and reservoirs is always cold. The risk of drowning through cold water shock is real. Please stay out of the water and stay safe.”

The tweet linked to the Royal Life Saving Society’s cold water shock information page.

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