PLANS to allow people to swim in the River Clyde have been criticised by a river rescue hero.

Glasgow City Council is considering introducing new rules for parks that have been question.

Complaints to date include the proposal to restrict cyclists to 5mph, to charge groups that use parks and to force owners to keep dogs on a short lead.

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George Parsonage, lifeboat officer for the Glasgow Humane Society, has now raised concerns about allowing children and adults to swim in city rivers and canals.

He says in a letter to the city council: "Glasgow Humane Society has been at the result end of persons swimming in waterways or playing on rafts on waterways, having to rescue many and to recover the bodies of many more drowning while swimming in said waterways.