Northern Ireland Water has warned that someone could lose their life after a car was spotted driving on the frozen surface of one of its reservoirs.
The company has put up signs warning people to stop playing on Lough Fea impounding reservoir in the Sperrin Mountains and has enlisted the help of the PSNI, visiting the the site to warn people off the ice.
But the company says it is unable to completely restrict access to the site and is relying on the public to realise they are putting themselves at serious risk.
Charlie Gallagher, head of water supply at NI Water, said: “People assume the ice over the lough is thick enough to play on. However, the ice could be thin in places and as we draw off water.”