Major search ongoing in sea around Blackpool’s North Pier following reports of person in water

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A search has been ongoing in the sea around North Pier after a member of the public spotted a person in the water.

 

RNLI Blackpool were paged to reports of a person in the water near North Pier at around 9.55pm last night (October 5).

Crews from Lytham and Fleetwood coastguard both launched all-weather lifeboats and carried out a “prolonged search”.

Blackpool volunteers also searched the promenade and shoreline on foot with the aid of the coastguard helicopter.

RNLI Blackpool were paged to reports of a person in the water near North Pier on October 5.

RNLI Blackpool were paged to reports of a person in the water near North Pier on October 5.

The search was ongoing this morning (October 6) alongside officers from Lancashire police.

A spokesman for Lancashire Police said: “It was reported that a man had been swept out to sea, close to the North Pier, Blackpool.

“An extensive search has been conducted with our colleagues from the Coastguard and the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI).

“At this time no person has been found.”

Officers said enquiries were ongoing

Anybody with information was asked to call 101, quoting log number 1362 of October 5, 2021.

You can also report any information online at doitonline.lancashire.police.uk.