RNLI summoned after reports of someone in sea

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Lytham Coastguard joined Blackpool crews in operation

Both of the Blackpool Coastguard's class D lifeboats were launched

Both of the Blackpool Coastguard’s class D lifeboats were launched (Image: RNLI Blackpool)

Blackpool’s RNLI volunteers were called into action on Saturday, August 21, after receiving information that someone was in the sea at The Norbreck, one of the town’s most popular seafront hotels.

The 8.52pm call-out was the second of the day after crews had been summoned at 8.44am from the same lifeboat station.

Both of the station’s D class lifeboats launched in the evening incident, but the person reached safety as the volunteers were heading to the scene.

Joining them on the operation were Lytham Coastguard, which is based in St Annes and patrols the Blackpool and Fylde coast and Ribble estuary to Preston.

Blackpool Police also attended the incident.

Blackpool Lifeboat Station is situated on the Central Promenade, just south of Blackpool Tower. It is one of only two RNLI stations to house three inshore lifeboats – an Atlantic 85 in addition to the two D class lifeboats.