A group of children were taken ill over the weekend following an afternoon of fun in the river.
With it being a gloriously sunny day, five children from three families decided to jump in the River Bollin in The Carrs and have a swim on Friday, 19th April,
Approximately 36 hours later they started suffering from sickness and diarrhoea.
Sarah Hirst told wilmslow.co.uk "My youngest son, Ralph (10), was very sick for over 12 hours over Easter Sunday and had a terrible day. Both boys went back to bed and could not enjoy their Easter at all.
"Of the six families (13 children) who met at the Carrs on Friday all five of the children who swam in the water (rather than paddled) have been very sick. All were sick after approximately 36 to 50 hours afterwards. The children who did not swim were not sick. The children only met there, did not eat the same things and were not in contact for the rest of the weekend. It was a terrible sickness that made them feel weak and shaky. They all projectile vomited at some point and had diarrhoea too. It is very worrying in a family area."
Camilla Langrick's 9 and 11 year old children were amongst those affected. She said "We had just arrived in Lytham from Yorkshire yesterday on a day out at the beach when my youngest daughter was violently ill all over the car, my other daughter was sick last night. It has ruined a beautiful bank holiday weekend for us. There needs to be more information, signage or something, to warn us of the dangers."
Sarah Hirst added "On researching this it appears this is not an isolated incident and has happened before at this location. This is most concerning and something other families should be aware of as this is a very popular place for children to swim and cool off."
Updated: 12noon 25th April
A spokesperson for Cheshire East Council, said: "We were sorry to hear about these incidences. While people may choose to play or swim in streams and rivers, especially during hot weather, they do so at their own risk.
"The River Bollin, which runs through The Carrs Park, in Wilmslow, is a natural water source and is untreated – it is not suitable for drinking.
"It means that anyone choosing to swim in it is at risk of contracting a gastrointestinal infection, the symptoms of which include vomiting and diarrhoea.
"If you do choose to swim in open water, the advice from Public Health England includes avoiding swallowing the water, showering soon after swimming and washing your hands before eating."