False alarm as coastguard called to ‘unconscious person on beach’

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The coastguard searched between Central and North Pier

A false alarm with 'good intent'

A false alarm with ‘good intent’

The coastguard was called to reports of an unconscious person on the beach in Blackpool overnight.

HM Coastguard Lytham was called out at 2.30am this morning (July 1) after a member of the public believed they had seen an unconscious person on the beach.

A search was launched between Central Pier and North Pier but nothing was found and it was decided that the call had been a ‘false alarm with good intent’.

A spokesperson for HM Coastguard Lytham said: “We were called out at 2.29AM this morning to reports of an unconscious person on the beach between North and Central Pier.

“Ourselves and HM Coastguard Fleetwood arrived on scene and found the tide was up against the sea wall, a search was commenced between the piers then extended to Gynn Square. With nothing found it was determined this was a false alarm with good intent.

“In an emergency at the coast, call 999 and ask for the Coastguard.”