This was the scene after a man had to be rescued by a Blackpool lifeguard after swimming too far out to sea.
The man, believed to be in his 30s, signalled to beach patrol that he had got into difficulties off the coast line at Blackpool, close to Central Pier, sparking a beach rescue at 12.35pm on Tuesday. The man had gone for a dip in the sea to cool down after temperatures once again neared the mid-20s across the resort.
Blackpool beach patrol lifeguards are employed by Blackpool Council.
A spokesman for the town hall said: “Our beach patrol spotted someone who was too far out and had waved to beach patrol indicating that he needed help.
“An officer swam out with a safety board to collect him and bring him back to shore.
“There was nothing wrong with the man, and he was spoken to about the dangers of swimming too far out at sea and not being in control.” Lifeguard Alex Garrod used a floating rescue board to help bring the man back safely to shore.
Following a bumper weekend which saw crowds flock to Blackpool as the mercury soared over 25C, businesses were handed more good news after Met Office forecasters predicted the good weather would stay over the coming days with a high of 21C predicted for Wednesday.