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Police Urging Caution in Open Water ahead of Good Weather

Police in Highland Perthshire are urging people to remain cautious of open water as the good weather hits the area. 

With many stretches of water in the rural areas being located in more remote areas, they’ve issued some advice about how to keep safe this summer. 

This includes: 

  • Being aware of the dangers when out hillwalking, cycling or near areas of water. 
  • Never underestimating the current, temperature or depth when in the water. 
  • Never get into the water alone and don’t go swimming after drinking alcohol.
  • If you get in trouble in water, float to live.  

Many may choose to swim to the islands found on the Tay as it passes through Perth. 

More information can be found about water safety from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) HERE.

If you see someone in difficulty or at risk at sea or along the coast then always dial 999 and ask for the Coastguard. 

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