Safety around quarries

Even on a hot summer day, the water lying in a quarry is very cold. On the surface, quiet, calm water might seem inviting however, dive into water at a quarry and you could experience cold shock in under two minutes, encounter deep water or hidden currents or become impaled on a car wreck or abandoned machinery.

Ards and North Down PCSP warns people about the dangers of swimming in water at disused or active quarries. If you see someone in danger in quarry water, dial 999 immediately.  If there is a lifebuoy throw this to them. Do not enter the water to try and rescue them, wait for emergency help.   

PCSP supports the "Stay Safe Stay Out of Quarries" campaign.