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Old 03-04-2012, 07:13 PM   #1
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Yorkshire Water warns children 'ignoring reservoir dangers'

Yorkshire Water warns children 'ignoring reservoir dangers'

A child will die in a Yorkshire reservoir if youngsters continue to ignore danger signs, a water company has warned.

Yorkshire Water said there had been four incidents in which wardens had stopped people from entering reservoirs since the warm weather began.


I bet £20 the local schools are still preaching the old "stay away" instead of the facts.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-17553417
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Old 03-04-2012, 07:51 PM   #2
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""It really doesn't matter how well you can swim, the cold paralyses your muscles and the victim is unable to stay afloat. If help doesn't arrive within seconds, they will drown.""

Oo-er, I really shouldn't have been dunking myself in freezing water during the past winter - the experts have told me it's so dangerous.

Meanwhile another turdlet for everybody's edification:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/w...re/8135196.stm

If English and Welsh reservoirs are so dangerous, how come we can swim in Scottish reservoirs without mishap? Is Scottish water somehow different?

Looks like the 'Elf'n'safety Gestapo are polishing their jackboots in readiness for a concerted attack on wild swimming this coming summer. As for swimming bare-skin outdoors during winter, in literally freezing water........................!?

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Old 04-04-2012, 12:02 PM   #3
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If English and Welsh reservoirs are so dangerous, how come we can swim in Scottish reservoirs without mishap? Is Scottish water somehow different?
There's no water in English reservoirs:

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Old 04-04-2012, 04:18 PM   #4
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That's good.That makes them even safer!
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Old 05-04-2012, 10:04 AM   #5
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""It really doesn't matter how well you can swim, the cold paralyses your muscles and the victim is unable to stay afloat. If help doesn't arrive within seconds, they will drown.""

Oo-er, I really shouldn't have been dunking myself in freezing water during the past winter - the experts have told me it's so dangerous.

Meanwhile another turdlet for everybody's edification:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/w...re/8135196.stm

If English and Welsh reservoirs are so dangerous, how come we can swim in Scottish reservoirs without mishap? Is Scottish water somehow different?

Looks like the 'Elf'n'safety Gestapo are polishing their jackboots in readiness for a concerted attack on wild swimming this coming summer. As for swimming bare-skin outdoors during winter, in literally freezing water........................!?

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Clearly since I have frequently swum outside, I must be dead. Does this mean that I don't have to pay my taxes any more?
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Old 05-04-2012, 11:55 AM   #6
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Clearly since I have frequently swum outside, I must be dead. Does this mean that I don't have to pay my taxes any more?
Obviously - you just haven't stopped moving yet. Re taxes, Osborne is no doubt working out a way to tax the deceased - he's already taxing the old and sick into an early grave.

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Old 05-04-2012, 12:59 PM   #7
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Obviously - you just haven't stopped moving yet. Re taxes, Osborne is no doubt working out a way to tax the deceased - he's already taxing the old and sick into an early grave.

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Old 29-05-2012, 01:01 PM   #8
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Anyone want to have fun picking this apart:

http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/youths...oirs-1-4594169
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Old 29-05-2012, 07:41 PM   #9
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Anyone want to have fun picking this apart:

http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/youths...oirs-1-4594169
Perhaps if we had more known and commonly used swimming locations in the UK, we wouldn't have people going into unsuitable waters.

Perhaps if we actually taught everyone to swim, we wouldn't have more drownings.

Perhaps if people were given actual knowledge and experience of cold water as part of a normal education, people would understand the problems and be able to avoid them.

Perhaps if so-called "experts" didn't publish things that are obviously wrong, people would take more notice of them.
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Old 31-05-2012, 12:54 PM   #10
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Obviously - you just haven't stopped moving yet. Re taxes, Osborne is no doubt working out a way to tax the deceased - he's already taxing the old and sick into an early grave.
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How else do you expect him to pay for the tax cut he has given to millionaires?
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