Published: 12 December 2022
May we please remind people of the dangers of walking out onto ice. With temperatures set to remain very cold, struggling to get above freezing over the coming days, many ponds and other stretches of water are at risk of freezing.
Whilst they may look solid from the surface and tempting to step on, they can be extremely dangerous and very unlikely to hold your weight.
Parents, please speak to your children to warn them of the potential consequences if someone goes through into the frozen water. Please also keep pets on leads when near frozen water and don’t throw objects onto the ice for them to retrieve.
If you see anyone in difficultly please call 999 immediately and ask for the Fire Response. Reassure anyone in difficulty but DO NOT attempt to rescue them as you could become the next casualty