Grimsby Riverhead dock to get water safety equipment

A disused town dock surrounded by bars and restaurants is to get life-saving equipment after a number of drownings.

North East Lincolnshire Council is to install three lifebuoys and 16 warning signs at Grimsby Riverhead dock later this month.

There have been a number of deaths and rescues over the last few years of people who have fallen into the water.

The council's deputy leader Michael Burnett said previous rescue equipment had been stolen and vandalised.

'No monetary value'

Labour councillor Mr Burnett said he hoped that people would not damage the new lifebuoys.

"This is lifesaving equipment, it has no monetary value," he said. "Please leave them where they are,

"If somebody finds themselves in trouble, they'll be there to save a life. That's what I want and that's what the council wants."

The council said it would be investigating other safety measures.

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