A teenage girl was taken to hospital after being found unconscious at a Warwickshire beauty spot.
Now, extra police patrols will be held around Ensor’s Pool following reports of underage drinking and more people swimming in the dangerous water.
Nuneaton police officers have been tasked with keeping a close eye on the pool off Heath End Road following reports of people flouting the rules by swimming in the water.
There have also been concerns about anti-social behaviour and underage drinking at the beauty spot.
West Midlands Ambulance Service confirmed that they were called to Ensors Pool on June 2 and found a girl unconscious.
She had to be taken, on blue lights, to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire.
“We were called to reports of an unconscious child beside Ensors Pool off Heath End Road in Nuneaton at around 5.35pm on Wednesday evening” a WMAS spokesperson said.
“An ambulance was sent to the incident. On arrival, the crew found a teenage girl who was not fully conscious surrounded by a large group of youngsters. The girl was assessed at the scene before being taken on blue lights to UHCW.”
This is not an isolated incident. During the hot spell last year children were spotted diving into the dangerous water.
There were also concerns about toddlers padding in the water there, as well as teens kayaking and one sun-bather even being spotted floating on the water in a blow up bed.
With sizzling temperatures set to continue, Police Sergeant Elliott Butler told CoventryLive that they will be stepping up patrols.
He was also keen to stress the stark warning about the dangers of swimming in the pool – as well as other open water in the area.
“We are aware of the issues around Ensor’s Pool and are working with the council in order to combat any issues of concern.
“This is something that will be looked at further with the desire to increase patrols whilst providing advice and educating those concerned, dealing with any anti-social behaviour or criminal matters positively.”
- The water can be very cold – this could very quickly lead to severe cramp and hypothermia. Remember, cold water shock can kill!
- There may be hidden currents which could quickly pull you under the water – It can be difficult to get out, especially when trying to climb embankments.
- Alcohol and swimming do not mix – stay out of the water if you have been drinking.
- Don’t jump or dive into open water unless you know the depth; submerged objects such as rocks may not be visible and can cause serious injuries.
- If you do manage to get them out of the water, always seek medical attention – if water has entered the lungs then it can cause death up to 48 hours after the incident.
If someone falls into deep water the first thing is to call for help straight away. Call 999 and ask for the fire service and ambulance. Never enter the water to try and save someone. This can add to the problem, even if you are a strong swimmer.
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