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FRESH warnings have been issued for youngsters to stay away from open water following the tragic drowning of Miracle Godson.
Just days after the 13-year-old died in East Quarry, Appley Bridge, fire services across the region launched their annual campaign to spread the message that going into cold, deep waters such as quarries, canals and rivers, are a danger and can - in the most severe cases - cost lives. The Chief Fire Officers Association launched its annual Drowning Prevention and Water Safety Week this week to ensure more people are aware of the risks and statistics associated with fatalities in water in the UK to help prevent drowning incidents.
Wigan borough manager Steve Sheridan said: a€?Our firefighters and staff do an awful lot of work with young people across Wigan to inform them about the dangers of swimming in open water.
Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service is also working with schools using its educational pack Dying for a Dip with two videos highlighting the devastating impact of swimming in open water.
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