Following the tragic incident at Babbs Mill Lake, Solihull, Please see some helpful advice and guidance on winter water safety from West Midlands Fire Service.
WMFS – Winter Water Safety
The Royal Life Saving Society UK has produced some helpful guidance on keeping children and families safe around water when the weather turns chilly and new dangers appear, including a free downloadable Winter Safety Activity Booklet.
RLSS – Winter Water Safety
Please keep yourselves and your loved ones safe around open water, especially during the forecasted freezing weather over the festive period. Temperatures are expected to remain low over the coming days and we would urge people to be very careful when walking or cycling near waterways. Do not go onto the ice even if it looks safe as it can weaken very easily. If you see anyone in trouble, please call 999 immediately.