Prime Minister David Cameron and his wife Samantha had a crap holiday in Cornwall this week according to reports.
Cameron was photographed enjoying a daily swim off Polzeath with his wife, unaware that untreated human effluent was flowing into the beauty spot.
After swimming and surfing in coastal waters that were filled with raw sewage, they may be at risk of contracting waterborne diseases
RT reports: South West Water (SWW) confirmed Thursday that untreated sewage had been released into local waters just off Polzeath last week, around the time the Camerons were visiting.
It was released into the sea Sunday morning and Wednesday afternoon after heavy rain in the area.
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Normally the sewage is treated before being pumped into the sea, but in this case the heavy rain caused the system to overload and back up.
Rather than let the sewage flow back into people’s homes and businesses, SWW decided to allow it to flow into the sea.
The Safer Seas Service app sent out warning messages at 0800 BST Sunday and 1430 BST Wednesday, notifying users that the Combined Sewer Overflow was being activated.
Surfers and swimmers are usually advised to keep out of the water for a full 48 hours after the sewage is released to avoid contracting illnesses.
But the Camerons are believed to have been swimming every day during their holiday, with neither of them any the wiser, it seems.
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