Public warned about swimming in Mid-Ulster lakes

Public warned about swimming in Mid-Ulster lakes

Young people swimming at Dungannon Park Lake.

By Staff Reporter


By Staff Reporter

Young people are being warned against swimming in a lake at a Dungannon beauty spot.

It follows the sad and tragic death of a teenager at Scarva last week.

Thirteen-year-old Jay Moffett, died after entering a lake in the Canal Court area of Scarva at about 15:30 on Monday 19th July.

Over the past couple of weeks and during the current record-breaking heatwave, many young people are taking to local lakes to swim and avail of the Summer weather.

A spokesperson for Mid-Ulster District Council said: “The Council wishes to remind residents of the dangers of swimming in all inland waters and asks that they adhere to the no swimming conditions when visiting these locations.”

Full story in this week's Courier.

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