warning issued by fire brigade as cold snap continues
icy weather has frozen lakes, rivers and ponds across the Burnham-On-Sea
area, prompting a safety warning from Somerset fire brigade.
These were the scenes at Apex Park in Highbridge on Monday (January
4th) as temperatures sank to minus 7 degrees Centigrade overnight.
owners and parents of children have been advised to take special
care during the cold spell.
Service Specialist Rescue Advisor Matt Johnson told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"I would like to warn dog owners and parents to take extra
care during this cold weather to prevent their pets and children
going onto frozen water."
ice may look thick and strong, it may not bear even a light weight
and people often under-estimate how quickly very cold water will
"People should also be warned not to enter water to rescue
their pets as cold water incapacitates instantly and the cold
temperature quickly paralyses even the strongest of swimmers."
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