Boys ignore warnings not to play on the frozen canal

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JUST a day after the Journal reported the heroic rescue of a boy from the frozen Grantham Canal, these boys were spotted flouting our warnings.

The boys were playing in the middle of the frozen canal last Saturday while their friends watched from the bank.

Police spokesman James Newall said: “This is a ridiculously dangerous thing to do. People are risking their lives.

“We would encourage parents to talk about the issue with youngsters.

“There are numerous accounts of children and adults dying in situations like this. It’s a stupid thing to do.”

Last week we reported the brave efforts of Elisha Raado, 11, and Olivia Parke, 10, to save a boy from the canal.

He had fallen through the thin ice after taking a step on to the partially frozen canal.