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Stay river safe

Posted on 24 September 2017

Keep yourself and others safe around York's rivers.

Rivers are dangerous - stay together and drink safely

York's rivers can be deadly. During Freshers' Week, think about how to look after yourself and others near the water:

Top tips for river safety

  • Don’t walk home near the river - it's easy to slip and fall
  • Look out for your friends ​ - make sure they get home safely
  • Never enter the water - especially if you have been drinking alcohol
  • Remember that drinking alcohol ​can ​seriously ​impair your ability to get yourself out of trouble

Additional support will be available in the city during Freshers' Week to increase awareness of river safety.  Two paramedics in an ambulance will patrol student venues and river locations, supported by Street Rangers. Look out for them during the following times:

Monday 25th September - 22:00-05:00
Thursday 28th September - 22:00-05:00
Friday 29th September - 22:00-05:00
Saturday 30th September - 00:00-05:00
Thursday 5th October - 00:00-05:00

Stay together and let's keep everyone safe.