Further water warning

Scottish Water is urging people to keep safe when around water.
Scottish Water is urging people to keep safe when around water.

IN THE aftermath of a man drowning at the Linn park waterfall, Scottish Water has issued a caution to those in the area of watercourses.

Nicholas Smith died on Saturday after jumping into the water at the park during the recent hot spell.

Charlene McBride, Scottish Water’s regional community manager said: “While it’s important that people enjoy the good weather and take pleasure in the country’s beautiful lochs, rivers and reservoirs, it is also vital that they stay safe.

“We don’t want to spoil anyone’s fun, but we are reminding parents to keep their children safe and asking adults to act responsibly around watercourses”.

This message is being reiterated by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA).

David Walker, leisure safety manager at RoSPA, said:”In previous years, the number of accidental drownings inland has peaked during hot spells.

“We want people to be out-and-about enjoying the weather and ideally swimming at properly-supervised sites, such as the local swimming pool”.