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Full report: Police warning to bridge jumpers and open water swimmers

Serious warnings are being repeated about the dangers of swimming in open water.

It follows the death of a swimmer in Coniston together with this week's soaring temperatures

Devil's Bridge at Kirkby Lonsdale is a notorious spot for thrill seekers with youngsters tombstoning into the River Lune at the weekend despite the death of a man last year.

Kim Inglis reports:


Water warning to tombstoners

Sizzling temperatures have brought warnings about the dangers of diving into rivers or swimming in lakes in Cumbria.

A 21-year-old man from Essex died on Sunday after being rescued from Coniston Water.

Since the heatwave began this week, youngsters have been diving 30 feet from the Devil's Bridge in Kirkby Lonsdale.

It is a craze called tombstoning and last year 22-year-old Darrell Teale from Greater Manchester died after jumping from the same bridge.

Sergeant John Stephens says that Cumbria Police is working to prevent such accidents happening again: