Drunk swimmers rescued from sea near Blackpool Tower at 4.30am

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A group of drunk swimmers had to be rescued from the sea in Blackpool after they were found splashing around in the water at 4.20am on Sunday (August 8).

 

Police and the coastguard were called out after four ‘intoxicated people’ were spotted recklessly putting their lives at risk in the sea near Blackpool Tower before dawn.

Lytham Coastguard swiftly mobilised its volunteer crew but when they arrived at the scene just minutes later, police had already helped the group to safety.

A Coastguard spokesman said: “We were called out twice yesterday, with the first callout coming through at 4.21am to reports of four intoxicated people in the water across from Blackpool Tower.

A group of drunk swimmers had to be rescued from the sea in Blackpool after they were found splashing around in the water at 4.20am on Sunday (August 8)A group of drunk swimmers had to be rescued from the sea in Blackpool after they were found splashing around in the water at 4.20am on Sunday (August 8)

“Just as we were arriving on scene, Blackpool Police assisted them back to safety.

“We strongly discourage people from entering the water after drinking alcohol. Water and alcohol do NOT mix.”

Lancashire Police have been approached for further details on the sea rescue.