(CNN) — Not even a nationwide lockdown could stop England’s Instagrammers from flocking to a former limestone quarry in Harpur Hill, whose bright blue waters have earned it the nickname, “Blue Lagoon.”
So police did what they had to do to stop visitors from coming. They dyed it black.
Despite this order, police said people were still visiting the disused quarry, which has become a popular tourist attraction.
What the “Blue Lagoon” looked like before it was dyed black.
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Signs around the lagoon even warn tourists that the water contains cars, dead animals and trash. So police regularly dye the water to prevent people from swimming in it.
“We know things will get worse before they get better,” he writes in the letter. “But we are making the right preparations, and the more we all follow the rules, the fewer lives will be lost and the sooner life can return to normal.”