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Water safety advice at a sunny Rushden Lakes

Crews in protective gear are in the water while a life saving throw line is being thrown to them

Crews from Rushden and Wellingborough were on hand this weekend to offer water safety advice at a sunny Rushden Lakes.

A pump from both stations, and the water rescue boat from Wellingborough, made the short trip to the shopping and leisure complex on Saturday – with firefighters and prevention staff on hand to dish out top tips to passers-by.

The public also got to have a go at using throw lines to rescue members of the crew who were doing a water rescue demonstration.

Water safety advice at a sunny Rushden Lakes

The event was organised by Christopher Spokes, watch manager at Rushden, and also saw colleagues from EMAS, Northamptonshire Police, Lowland Rescue and the Emergency Service Cadets. The Fire Service would like to thank all of them for their co-operation with this event.

If you get stuck in the water, make sure you float on your back to try and overcome any cold water body shock. If you see someone in the water, do not go in after them as you could end up in trouble yourself. Call 999 immediately and ask for the Fire Service if you are in land.

Find out more on how to stay safe around the water in our Safe4Summer campaign here:

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