Early morning sea search after person reported in the water

Blackpool RNLI on a previous call-out
Blackpool RNLI on a previous call-out
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A frantic search of the sea off central Blackpool was launched after a somebody was spotted in the water earlier this morning.

RNLI volunteers were called out alongside members of the Lytham Coastguard at around 4.30am.

They searched the Irish Sea, close to the Sea Life Centre on the Promenade, for around 50 minutes before judging the call to be a false alarm, a spokesman said.

The RNLI, a charity reliant on donations, launched from its nearby lifeboat station.