The Enagh Youth Forum have appealed to local young people not to attempt to walk out over the partially-frozen Enagh Lough.
The ice on the Lough may look solid, but is very thin, unable to carry our body weight, and the possibility of a tragedy is very real.
The Forum's warning was as follows: "The Lough has frozen over in parts over recent days. Enagh Youth Forum is appealing to people in Strathfoyle, Maydown and from elsewhere visiting Enagh Lough, especially young people not to venture out onto Enagh Lough or areas of frozen ice and for parents to warn children about the dangers it presents to prevent a tragedy occurring. Although frozen water can look tempting or fun to walk on, there is no way of knowing whether it will hold your weight and by the time you find out that it won’t it’s often too late."