Blackpool person saved after reports of ‘falling from North Pier’

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North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust, Maritime and Coastguard Agency, RNLI Blackpool, and Blackpool Police were all called out to help the individual

 

Crews mobilise outside SEA LIFE Blackpool
Crews mobilise outside SEA LIFE Blackpool (Image: RNLI Blackpool)

A person has been dragged to safety after reports came in that they had fallen off of Blackpool’s North Pier in the early hours of this morning.

A huge emergency service response was launched at around 1.10am today (September 4) following the call being placed with RNLI Blackpool.

This also saw North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust, Maritime and Coastguard Agency and Blackpool Police rushed to the seafront outside of SEA LIFE Blackpool.

Fortunately, the individual in question had not fallen from North Pier.

But they were in the sea, with them receiving medical attention once brought to safety by RNLI volunteers due to suffering from the effects of cold.

A statement issued by RNLI Blackpool said: “Our RNLI volunteers were called out at 1.10am this morning to reports that a person may have jumped from North Pier and suffered injuries.

“One D-class lifeboat launched, found the person in the water and helped them to safety.

“Fortunately they had not jumped from the pier and were just suffering the effects of cold.

“North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust, Maritime and Coastguard Agency and Blackpool Police also attended.”

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