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Warning over danger of open water.

the Canal & River Trust is urging people to stay out of the water this summer.

In warmer weather the temptation to cool off in a waterway increases, but so do the dangers.

Of the 400 people who drown in the UK every year, more than half are at inland waters such as canals, rivers, lakes, quarries and reservoirs.

The risks include low temperatures which can cause the body to go into shock and even hypothermia.

Mike Marshall, of the Canal & River Trust said: "Canals and rivers in Yorkshire may look inviting on a hot summer's day, but any open body of water can pose a hazard."

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Publication:Huddersfield Daily Examiner (Huddersfield, England)
Date:Aug 9, 2016
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