Person pulled from sea at Blackpool’s North Pier in early hours rescue

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

A rescue operation was launched at Blackpool's North Pier

A rescue operation was launched at Blackpool’s North Pier (Image: Fleetwood Coastguard)

A “vulnerable” person was pulled from the sea in a dramatic rescue in Blackpool this morning.

Emergency crews, including coastguard officers, lifeboat crews, police and paramedics were called to reports of a person in the water under North Pier at around 2.20am today.

Lifeboats were launched so crews could “negogiate” with the person who was clinging on to the stantions under the pier.

The casualty was then pulled aboard a lifeboat and taken back to dry land.

Lytham Coastguard, who attended alongside Lytham Coastguard and both RNLI Blackpool inshire lifeboats, posted on Facebook: “Fortunately, they eventually managed to assist the casualty to the lifeboat and took the casualty back to shore who was then passed into the care of Blackpool Police & North West Ambulance Service. HM Coastguard Fleetwood were also tasked to assist. If you see someone in difficulty on the coast, call 999 & ask for the Coastguard!”

Police officers and paramedics took care of the person following the rescue.