Swimmer in sea drama

Coastguards at the scene. Photo by Gazette reader Billy Watt
Coastguards at the scene. Photo by Gazette reader Billy Watt
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A SWIMMER was rushed to hospital after getting into difficulty in the sea at Blackpool.

The man was swimming in the water just south of Rigby Road when he got into trouble at around 2.15pm.

Police and paramedics were alerted to the incident and he was taken by ambulance to Blackpool Victoria Hospital.

The coastguard were also informed but their assistance was not required.