What should you do if you’re struggling in water?

Published on 26 Jul 2021, 16:20
Six drownings in Scotland over the weekend have highlighted the risks of swimming in open water.

High temperatures in recent weeks have tempted many to go wild swimming despite warnings of unpredictable waves, rip currents and much colder water than people were expecting.

Cold water shock can leave swimmers short of breath and struggling to use their arms and legs properly.

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service are among the organisations to have issued advice on staying safe and what to do if you get into trouble.