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Fire service issue frozen water warning

Cumbria County Council's Fire and Rescue Service is warning people of the potentially fatal consequences of venturing onto frozen lakes, rivers and ponds.

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Parents to warn kids of frozen water dangers

Frozen rivers may look pretty, but can be dangerous Credit: ITV Border

There are hundreds of lakes, tarns and rivers across Cumbria, so the risk of accidents occurring from people playing on ice is higher than in most counties.

Parents are being asked to ensure their children are aware made of the dangers involved in playing on frozen water.

Cumbria Fire and Rescue say that many children are unaware that even where the ice looks stable, there is no way of knowing just how thick it is or whether it's strong enough to take their weight.

People should avoid playing on frozen lakes Credit: ITV Border

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