VIDEO: Hard-hitting video warns against swimming in reservoirs

A film that exposes the life-threatening risks of swimming in reservoirs has been made to help highlight that they can be just as dangerous as rivers to swim in.

Wednesday, 22nd June 2016, 3:46 pm
Updated Wednesday, 22nd June 2016, 4:48 pm
Filming of a new water safety video. Pudsey teenager Daniel Reed is pictured taking part. Cold Water Kills film reveals deadly dangers of swimming in reservoirs Yorkshire Water and West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service

With the weather gradually getting warmer, people around Kirklees may be tempted to go for a quick dip at this time of the year.

However, Yorkshire Water have released the video warning against such action.

Reservoirs have temperatures as low as 12ºC, which is colder than rivers in summer time and they are much deeper with depths of up to 50m.

The ‘Cold Water Kills’ film, produced by Yorkshire Water and West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service, highlights that even a short swim could end in tragic consequences.

To view the film visit