People are risking their lives by skating on frozen ponds and allowing their dogs to run onto the ice on lakes, Carmarthenshire County Council warned today.
Two dogs were rescued from Swiss Valley Reservoir, Llanelli, over the weekend.
County park wardens have had to respond to 18 incidents in two weeks at ponds in People’s Park and Dafen Park in Llanelli, and at Cwmoernant in Carmarthen.
Grounds maintenance manager, Paul Murray, said: “Anyone who sees a person, or a dog, in trouble on a frozen body of water, is strongly advised not to attempt to go out on to the ice themselves.
“Instead they should call 999, and to use something that will extend their reach from a safe, secure, place on dry land to throw to the person.”
People are also asked if they have to use emergency equipment, B-lines and lifebelts at waterside attractions to make sure they are replaced after use in case of following on incidents.