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Frightening photo shows why children should never wear blue while swimming

Frightening photo shows why children should never wear blue while swimming

This terrifying photo shows how important it is for children to wear bright-coloured clothing while swimming as a child in a blue swimsuit is near impossible to spot.

At first glance, the photo seems to show an empty swimming pool.

But at closer look, a dark patch can be spotted which turns out to be a child wearing pale blue swimming shorts.

The Australian Facebook group CPR Kids, which is run by registered nurses, posted the photo and issued a warning to parents, advising their child should be dressed in bright colours so they are visible in a pool.

Nurse Sarah Hunstead also said it was “vital” to “actively supervise” kids and learn CPR.

Hundreds of people have shared or commented on the image.

“That is so scary! I couldn’t see the child at all,” one woman said.

“Oh my god, how terrifying,” another said.

A third wrote: “This makes me feel sick.”

But many parents pointed out how difficult it is to find brightly coloured swimwear when shopping for children - especially boys.

“Would be great if you could tell the manufacturers of swimwear!” one wrote.

“Once kids get to 7yr it’s all blue/black/white.”

Others who came across the photo promised to only dress their children in fluorescent colours.

“All future swimwear is going to be hideous and fluoro,” one mum tagged her husband and wrote.