Naked swimmers get a dressing down after skinny dipping in Northumbrian Water reservoir
A warning was issued by Northumbrian Water, as unauthorised swimming is not permitted in its reservoirs
Naked swimmers got a dressing down from Northumbrian Water after taking a skinny dip in one of its reservoirs.
Worried staff spotted the all male group at Waskerley Reservoir in County Durham getting dangerously close to pipes that draw water from the reservoir for release into the river.
It was the latest in a spate of recent incidents during the ongoing heat wave which has led Northumbrian Water to issue a warning.
The company does not allow unauthorised swimming or launching of water craft in its reservoirs, but Rangers at its Waterside Parks have had to ask more than a dozen people to get out of the water at its sites across the North East on Wednesday alone.
Risks ranging from cold water shock to hidden currents all pose a danger to people’s lives when swimming in open water. Continued…Read full original article…
Original publication 5 JUL 2018
Posted on NatCorn 19th July 2018