New warnings on the murderous quarry of the “Blue Lagoon” in Stourport
THE OFFICERS issued a new warning on the dangers of swimming in the “Blue Lagoon” quarry at Stourport.
Stourport SNT shared a tweet saying the Shavers End quarry location is not so much an exotic Caribbean retreat, but rather a “cold, garbage-filled quarry with two cars in the back.”
Patrol Sergeant Dave Wise said, “Young, fit, healthy and strong swimmers die every year here and in careers like them across the country.
“I saw it happen and I saw the impact on those they leave behind.
“Don’t put your life in danger. Don’t force others to intervene. Stay outside, stay alive.”
West Mercia Police tweeted: “In addition to the hidden dangers, the water in the quarries is incredibly cold, much colder than rivers, lakes and the sea.
“A sudden dip in this type of water could send your body into shock. The shock of cold water can be fatal.
“Please don’t take the risk. ”
Wyre Forest Police took to social media last year to express disbelief after officers ordered 40 visitors to leave the quarry that was closed in May.
Haider Ali, 17, died in the quarry in August last year. In July 2019, 18-year-old Jayden Clarke sadly passed away after hitting his head while swimming in the quarry with friends.