Bridge jump warn­ing

The Weekly Advertiser Horsham - - Commission­er's Dinner -

Hor­sham Ru­ral City Coun­cil is warn­ing peo­ple of the dan­ger of jump­ing off the city’s pedes­trian bridge.

Coun­cil tech­ni­cal ser­vices di­rec­tor John Martin said the coun­cil was re­ceiv­ing re­ports of young peo­ple jump­ing from the mid­dle of An­zac Cen­te­nary Bridge into the Wim­mera River.

“Water lev­els un­der the bridge are shal­low, with depths vary­ing from 1.2 to 1.5 me­tres,” he said.

“It is ex­tremely un­safe to jump into shal­low water, and while it might seem like a bit of fun at the time, the po­ten­tial ex­ists for some­one to be se­ri­ously hurt.

“Please be vig­i­lant in en­sur­ing your chil­dren, grand­chil­dren, rel­a­tives and friends do not jump off the bridge into the Wim­mera River. It is very dan­ger­ous and we don’t want peo­ple to get hurt.”

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