Wilby Parish Council

Serving the People of Wilby

The Horse Shoe

Clerk: Mrs Vicky Smith
18 Bakehouse Lane, Mears
Ashby, Northampton
Northamptonshire NN6 0ED

Tel: 01604 812239

Be Winter Water Aware

Water temperatures can be extremely cold in the UK and in winter can plummet to below zero.

Here are some top safety tips for keeping safe:

• Do not walk or play on ice.
• Keep your pets away from ice and on leads at all times.
• If your pet enters extremely cold water, do not attempt to rescue them yourself - you could put yourself in danger and they are more likely to rescue themselves.
• If you go for a walk near cold water, try and go during daylight hours when visibility is good. If not, make sure the route is well lit
• Stay away from the water's edge

If you find yourself in the water:
• Relax and float on your back to catch your breath. Try to get hold of something that will help you float
• Keep calm then call for help or swim for safety if you're able.

If you see someone else in the water:
• Do not go into the water to rescue them.You could get into trouble yourself
• Call 999 and ask for the fire service and be as precise as you can with the location
• Tell the struggling person to float on their back in a star shape
• Throw something that may help them float – like a branch, an inflatable ball or even a water bottle.

Follow these safety tips and enjoy a safe time by the water.
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Posted: Fri, 16 Dec 2022 15:15 by Vicky Smith

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