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Stay river safe

Posted on 25 September 2021

Keep yourself and others safe around York's rivers.

Rivers are dangerous - stay together and drink safely

York's rivers can be deadly. During welcome 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