Safety in, on or near the water

Both inland and coastal waters can be very dangerous. In order to get the most out of your experience, follow these simple rules;

>Let someone know where you are going and what time you will be back

>Take notice of warning signs 

>Stay clear of banks and edges 

>Do not enter the water unless it is a designated area, supervised by qualified lifeguards 

>If you are in trouble in water try to stay calm, shout for help and swim towards the exit point 

>If you see someone in trouble call the emergency services on 999 (United Kingdom) or 112 (United Kingdom and Europe.) If on the coast ask for the "Coast Guard" or if inland ask for "Fire and Rescue Service"

Further watersafety advice can be found on the Royal Life Saving Society's website:

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