December 23, 2010
police step up lake patrols after youngsters seen on ice
police have this week issued a warning about the danger of icy lakes after several youngsters were
spotted walking across thin ice at Apex Park in Highbridge on Thursday.
Roger Tolley from Burnham Police told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "Police
were called to Apex Park this morning amid concern for the safety
of several youngsters who had gone out to the island across the
is unbelievably dangerous and I would strongly urge no-one to
consider walking on frozen lakes."
youngsters were spoken to and given advice about how dangerous
the ice is, particularly when it is thawing."
last thing we want is someone falling in, risking their own life
and putting rescuers in jeopardy as well."
He added: "Patrols have been stepped up at the Morland Lake
and Apex Park, but we cannot be everywhere all the time and would
suggest that any walker who sees someone on the lake calls them
The warning comes just 24 hours after fire crews had to rescue
a man at Apex Park after he tried to reach his dog in one of the
lakes, as reported here.
These photos, taken by a Burnham-On-Sea.com reader, show one
of the youngsters walking across the ice at Apex Park this morning