A GROUP of young people have been warned of the dangers of rural waters after being caught swimming in a quarry.

Essex Police’s Tendring Community Policing Team were out on patrols in Brightlingsea when they found several youngsters swimming in the restricted quarry.

A series of warning signs are in the area highlighting the risks.

A spokesman said: “Whilst I accept it must be a lovely way to cool down in this hot weather, please don’t.

“It’s dangerous and help is a long way away.”

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