A hip hop music video featuring local students and community members has been filmed in St George to spread the message about weir safety, following an incident that nearly cost a family four young lives.
The distressing incident at Jack Taylor Weir occurred earlier this year when a number of young men were pinned under the water trying to save a young relative who was swimming near the weir gates.
When enjoying SunWater dams and weirs remember:
- Keep at least 200 metres away from dam and weir walls or outside the buoy line upstream of the wall.
- Read the signs — they contain important information about water, recreational activities, potential hazards, blue-green algae levels and no-go zones.
- Stay aware of your surroundings — fast flowing water can be released suddenly from a dam, or weir and can knock you off your feet and pin you underwater.
- Beware of hazards — beware of hidden dangers such as logs, pipes and rocks under the water surface and watch out for uneven and slippery ground. Submerged hazards can be exposed at different water levels.
To watch the video in full head to: http://bit.ly/2nYnNpc