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03:00PM, Thursday 01 September 2016
A mother has voiced her concerns over groups of teenagers jumping into the Thames and Jubilee River.
Fears of serious injury or death have led the mother of a 13-year-old boy, who wishes to remain anonymous, to put out a warning to other parents and teenagers about the dangers of the activity.
During the school holidays she said she has become aware of teenagers jumping off a bridge in Jubilee Meadows, Taplow and posting videos on social media.
“Some parents are dropping them off there,” she said, “so I don’t know if they are aware of what they are doing. They are all diving and somersaulting off the bridge, and then they are swimming where there is quite a strong current, it could be awful.
“I have banned my son from going there. As a mother it is not what I want my son to be doing, it is an accident waiting to happen.”
The Environment Agency recommends against bridge jumping and swimming in rivers unless part of an organised event.
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