Rescuers who had to pull a woman from the sea in Blackpool have urged people to be aware of the dangers.
Blackpool RNLI launched two D-class lifeboats on Saturday morning to rescue a “distressed” woman who had gone into the sea and was up to her neck in the water close to the mirror ball.
Crews were called by the coastguard at 7.25am and helped return the woman to shore, where police and paramedics were waiting.
Ian Butter, deputy launching authority for Blackpool RNLI, said: “She had entered the water and was moving out to sea. She was a little distressed, cold and wet.
“At this time of year, the sea temperature is very cold. People need to appreciate that it can very quickly take your energy away.”