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Broken bottles, cans and other debris can cause cuts and injuries
Look out for rubbish and debris that may be hidden in the water
Pollution such as sewage and chemicals from farms and fields can cause serious health problems
Look out for signs of pollution
Plants can make rocks slippery underfoot and can hide sharp debris in the water (glass bottles are common). Plants hidden in the water can also cause entanglement and make it difficult to get out
Be careful when paddling of hidden plants.
Rocks can be slippery and cause a trip hazard. Hidden rocks in the water can cause injury and cuts from rocks can become seriously infected if the water is polluted.
Be careful when moving in shallow water and do not jump in when you cannot see what is underneath
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