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    Green Lake.

Water safety reminder

Parks Victoria is encouraging visitors to stay safe when cooling off in water this summer.

The Wimmera-Mallee is renowned for its inland lakes and water-based activities.

Attractions include Green and Taylors lake near Horsham, Lake Fyans, Stawell, Lake Bellfield, Halls Gap, Lake Wartook in the Grampians and various river and creek weir pools.

Parks Victoria has teamed up with Australian Quadriplegic Association Victoria to warn of dangers and risks in and around water.

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Paralympian Nazim Erdem said people needed to be wary while spending time at rivers, lakes and beaches during the summer. 

“I broke my neck diving into shallow water. It only takes a split second to end up in a wheelchair for the rest of your life,” he said.

The entire January 12, 2022 edition of The Weekly Advertiser is available online. READ IT HERE!