Pictured: Skinny dipper in the River Ribble

Posted on - 22nd September, 2014 - 8:47am | Author - | Posted in - Photos, Preston News, Walton-le-Dale
The man is seen making his way to the river bank

The man is seen making his way to the river bank

Pictures appear to show a man skinny dipping in the River Ribble.


Monday morning commuters got a shock to the system passing over London Road bridge and seeing a man in the Ribble.

Saeed Umar, who lives in Walton-le-Dale, saw the man taking an early morning dip – in the nude.

He said: “It was crazy. I live opposite the river and I saw him skinny dipping.”

The man in the River Ribble

The man in the River Ribble

Service delivery manager for Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service, Neil Taylor, said: “People need to be aware of the hazards presented by swimming in open water. There could be unknown currents or tidal concerns and of course the water temperature can be extremely dangerous regardless of the time of year. Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service attend numerous water incidents every year and unfortunately some have had tragic consequences.

“I’d like to reiterate to people considering swimming in open water to think about the potential dangers involved in swimming in open water and not take part in this type of activity.”

The man was in the River around 7.40am on Monday.

Did you see the River Ribble skinny dipper? Let us know in the comments below

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