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:
Sergeant John Stephens from Cumbria Police says that the local community can help stop dangerous activities like tombstoning:
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:
Police are warning of surface water on the A74(M) between J15 B7076 / A701 (Moffat) and J17 B7068 (Lockerbie North).
Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team are warning walkers to take extra care, after a man fell 600ft to his death on Scafell on Monday (December 10th).
High fells are still in full winter conditions and they say ice axes and crampons are essential, especially when climbing north facing gullies.
They're also advising climbers to ensure they have good knowledge of the area, and that a map, torch and compass are imperative in poor conditions.
Now the nights are getting darker earlier, mountain rescue are warning people to take extra precautions when out on the fells.
Mike Park from Cockermouth mountain rescue explained that taking a few extra pieces of kit with you won't break your bank balance or over fill your rucksack but could prove vital.
With the clocks going back, Mountain rescue teams are warning walkers to make sure they don't get caught out. Those taking to the hills are being urged to have all the usual clothing and equipment, as well as making sure they carry a torch and leave enough time to get down whilst still light
The Met office has increased its weather warning to an Amber status for areas including North West England and Southern Scotland for the 18th July.
The amber warning means 'Be prepared' and is one stage higher than the yellow warning previously in place which means be aware.
The Met office say heavy rain is expected across northern England and southern Scotland. They say between 20 and 30mm of rain is expected but in parts of southern Scotland between 50 and 80mm could fall.
Because of the already saturated land the rainfall could lead to flooding in some parts.