Swim warning after four deaths

ANGLIAN Water today urged people to resist the temptation to cool off in its reservoirs after a spate of tragedies.

ANGLIAN Water today urged people to resist the temptation to cool off in its reservoirs after a spate of tragedies.

Recent hot weather has sent people scurrying for lakes, ponds and reservoirs and there have been four deaths.

Three men and a teenage boy in Ipswich have drowned across the country in recent weeks.

Anglian Water's Jake Williams said: “Our reservoirs may look like the ideal place for a swim, but there are many hidden dangers such as sudden changes in depth and temperature and with unpredictable currents even the strongest of swimmers can be caught out. That's why we have a strict no-swimming policy at all sites”.


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The company's main reservoirs are Rutland Water near Oakham, Grafham Water in Cambridgeshire, Pitsford Water in Northamptonshire and Alton Water near Ipswich.

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