Over 400 people accidently drown in the UK and Ireland every year, and many more have non-fatal experiences with some of these being life changing.
We want to alert parents and young people of the potential dangers and risk to life, especially as we are now enjoying the hot weather and sunshine.
Even the strongest of swimmers can get into trouble in water outdoors and we have particular concern for young people who could be putting themselves at risk without knowing the dangers.
Please click the link below to read some safety advice from Bedfordshire Fire Service:
Link to Bedfordshire Fire Service Safety Advice Letter
Link to Bedfordshire Fire & Rescue Service Water Safety Letter
Please see link below to The Royal Life Saving Society UK:
The Royal Life Saving Society UK