Rivers, Lakes & Inland Safety

  • Beware of submerged objects. Always enter the water feet first
  • Cold water in lakes can be dangerous – it is often much colder beneath the surface than you think
  • Do not play near the edge of riverbanks – they can crumble away suddenly
  • Do not retrieve model boats by wading in
  • Never walk on ice covered waterways
  • Reeds and grass often obscure the edge of the pond
  • The banks of a pond may be weak and give way under your weight
  • When angling always make sure an adult is with you