Person rescued from sea near Blackpool’s Central Pier

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Police, paramedics, coastguard and the RNLI were called to the incident

 

A rescue operation was launched near Blackpool's Central Pier
A rescue operation was launched near Blackpool’s Central Pier (Image: HM Coastguard Lytham)

A person has been pulled from the sea in a rescue operation at Blackpool.

Police, paramedics, a lifeboat crew, and coastguard officals were called to the incident near Central Pier at around 6.15am today.

It was reported that there was a person in the water.

RNLI Blackpool launched their D-Class lifeboat and managed to recover the person from the water and took them back to shore.

They were then passed into the care of awaiting paramedics from North West Ambulance Service.

HM Coastguard Lytham said: “We were called out at 06.17 to reports of a person in the water around the Central Pier area. We quickly arrived on scene and located the person, RNLI Blackpool launched one D-Class lifeboat and we conned them onto the person, the casualty was then recovered from the water and taken back to shore. They were then passed into the care of North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust. If you see a coastal emergency, dial and ask for the Coastguard!”

RNLI Blackpool added: “Our RNLI volunteers were called out at 6.15am this morning to a person in the sea at Central Pier. One D class lifeboat launched, found the person and brought them back to safety ashore. @NWAmbulance Blackpool Police & @HMCoastguard units also attended.”