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Safety signs introduced on West Somerset beach

14th August 2012 | Health and Safety Signs

Posted by Jason Nicholls

Safety signs have been brought to a beach in West Somerset after a dog was trapped underneath rocks.

The animal later drowned at the Washford River outfall on Watchet's west beach, prompting the introduction of the signage, which warns people of the dangers of playing in the area.

The notices underline the dangers involved with climbing on the rocks, as well as the hazards of the deep water and strong currents at a pool beside the beach.

It may seem like a relatively safe spot to go for a swim, but the water is extremely dangerous, with heavy rain increasing the flow of the Washford River significantly.

West Somerset Council and Watchet Coastguard have both urged people to ensure they do not climb on the rocks or enter the water, especially children, who may feel they can play in the area.

With much of the UK now being treated to warm weather, the likelihood of children taking a swim in the dangerous pool may increase, so it is vital that parents supervise them when in the area.ADNFCR-2754-ID-801428210-ADNFCR


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