Moment two idiots are caught drying off at quayside after taking a night-time dip during -5C plunge | The Sun

THIS is the shocking moment two "utterly reckless" men were seen drying off after a late-night swim in -5C temperatures.

Video shows the idiots in their trunks quayside in Salford, Greater Manchester, as sub-zero weather gripped the UK.

They appeared to be towelling themselves off after a swim in the freezing water.

The footage was taken on Sunday at around 7pm – just hours after four boys were rushed to hospital in Solihull when they fell through a frozen lake.

Finlay Butler, eight, his brother Samuel, six, and their 11-year-old cousin Thomas Stewart were killed in the tragedy on Sunday.

Jack Johnson, 10, died after heroically attempting to save the others as the horror unfolded.

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Salford City Council have now condemned the two men for their actions.

They confirmed CCTV has now been stepped up in the wake of the idiocy and people will be reported to the police.

Councillor Barbara Bentham said: "If these two young men are experienced cold water swimmers then going into the Quays in the dark by themselves on a freezing December night is utterly reckless.

"If they are not trained to swim in cold water then they are lucky to be alive.

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"We’re constantly warning people of the dangers of cold-water shock and reminding them that open water is cold even on the hottest days of the year.

"I cannot begin to imagine how cold the water must have been last night and I hope this was just a one-off moment of madness.

“Cold water shock can affect even the strongest swimmers which is why people should only ever swim in the Quays as part of an organised and supervised session for their safety.

"Given the current freezing conditions people should take even more care near any open water.”

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