A Derbyshire PCSO is reminding children and parents of the dangers of swimming in open water as children jump off a bridge onto a river.
PCSO Matt Boyer, who is part of the Long Eaton North and Sandiacre Safer Neighbourhood Team responded to the incident in Draycott yesterday afternoon (Tuesday, June 26).
He said: "We have attended and incident tonight where kids were jumping off the bridge Into the river. This is dangerous and unsafe."
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Derbyshire Fire and Rescue have said that drowning in the UK is one of the leading causes of accidental death.
A spokesman said: "Even on a warm day the temperature of water in a river can remain cold causing cold water shock.
"Even if you are a strong swimmer the shock could kill you in a matter of minuetes."