Rising temperatures have led to a plea to parents to ensure that their children stay away from open water during the half-term holiday.
According to the Met Office, the weather across Nuneaton and Bedworth is set to hit the mid-20s during the school break next week.
This, combined with a serious of notorious incidents last year, has prompted the police, fire service and Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council to urge parents to ensure their children know the dangers of going into open water.
During the hot spell last year, there were children spotted diving into the dangerous Ensors Pool off Heath End Road.
There were also concerns about toddlers padding in the water there, as well as teens kayaking and one sun-bather even being spotted floating on the water in a blow up bed.
Nuneaton and Bedworth Inspector Dave Williams, from Warwickshire Police, said: “We understand it can be tempting to go for a swim during the warmer summer months, but it is not worth the risk.
“Lakes, pools, rivers and quarries have many hidden dangers, and you can very quickly and easily get into trouble. Sadly, we have seen lives lost in these circumstances.
“Stay safe, stay out of the water.
“We would also ask all parents to make sure their children are aware of the dangers, and to be vigilant about where they are spending their time during spells of hot weather.”
His comments were echoed by councillor Julian Gutteridge, cabinet member for health and environment at the Town Hall, who added: “The safety of our residents and visitors is of paramount importance and we want to ensure that everyone can enjoy our parks and open spaces in the safest way possible.
“Please help us to share these important messages and talk to your children.”
Chief Fire Officer for Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service, Kieran Amos, highlighted some sobering statistics.
“Being around open bodies of water carries some risks and not just for those swimming,” he said.
“223 people accidentally drowned in the UK in 2019 and 44 per cent of these people just happened to be near water with no intention of entering the water.
“Please take care and remember to call 999 in an emergency.”