Lincolnshire Police issue warning about swimming in rivers

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WARNINGS about the dangers of swimming in rivers are being issued by police after reports from concerned members of the public.

PCSO Matt Flack said: “If people have been inspired to take to the water by the Olympics, or just need to cool off during a hot spell, then use one of the many public pool facilities in the county.

“Swimming in rivers could result in injury or death and is just not worth the risk.”

Police say rivers are never safe places to swim because depth and flow can be misjudged and there could be unseen hazards under the water.