Walkers and runners in Clydebank are being urged to beware of risks posed by water.

The warning comes from the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) which said these two groups have the highest incidence of accidental drowning in the UK.

In 2017, 106 people died because they fell in water while out for a run or a walk.

The service has issued safety advice for people venturing out beside water.

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It advises not going alone, but joining a running or walking group.

Earlier this month, officers from the Scottish Fire and Rescue saved a man from a West Dunbartonshire reservoir.

He hasn’t been named, but was rescued from the Jaw Reservoir near Clydebank.

He was taken to hospital to be checked out, but didn’t suffer any serious injuries.

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People are being advised to stay clear of edges as riverbanks and cliffs may be unstable and give way, wear appropriate footwear and clothing and take a fully charged mobile phone.

Stick to proper pathways and don’t walk or run next to water if levels are high.