Experts have issued advice on how swimmers can stay alive if they get into trouble in the water as more than a dozen have sadly drowned during the current heatwave.
Authorities have also issued warnings about taking a dip to cool off in scorching temperatures. The RNLI has said that if anyone finds themselves in trouble while taking a dip they should float on their back and try to relax.
A combination of cold water and panic can leave swimmers in trouble when they enter open water on a hot day. It comes as a boy of 13 is among at least 14 of the heatwave's drowning victims.
Jay Moffett, 13, died after getting into difficulty into the water at a lake in the County Down village of Scarva, Northern Ireland.Read more on mirror.co.uk