Blackpool person saved from sea as emergency response launched

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Volunteers searched the waters to find the person

 

RNLI Blackpool sent out two boats to find the person
RNLI Blackpool sent out two boats to find the person

A person was found in the sea in Blackpool as the sky became pitch black.

RNLI lifeboats hurried down to where the calls for the person sent them as they searched to try and bring them back to safety.

Volunteers were called around 6.45pm on New Years Day (January 1).

Sending in two boats, the crews searched the dark waters from Central to South Pier where they were able to find the person.

A spokesperson for RNLI Blackpool said: “Our RNLI volunteers responded to their pagers for the first time in 2022 when they were called out at 6.45pm this evening.

“The Coastguard received reports of a person possibly in the sea near Central Pier.

“Both D class lifeboats launched and searched from Central to South Pier.

“Fortunately the person was found & helped to safety by Coastguard volunteers.”