Blackpool Lifeboats deployed in early hours of the morning after reports of a ‘person in the sea’

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A lifeboat from Blackpool was called to search for a person spotted in the sea near the Metropole Hotel at around 3.05am today.

 

Blackpool Lifeboats

Blackpool Lifeboats

It was called off after the person was found safe ‘elsewhere’, an RNLI spokesman said.

Police also attended, as did the Coastguard, which said the service – recently hit by a number of resignations of disgruntled volunteers upset by how it is now being run – no longer comments ‘on incidents which have involved a concern for welfare’.