AN investigation has been launched after a body was found on the beach.
The grim discovery was made by a dog walker opposite the Imperial Hotel in North Shore at around 7.45am today.
An eyewitness said a cordon had been placed around the body which had been covered by a red blanket.
He added: “There are a lot of police down here and tape up - but the tide’s coming in so they will have to move the body quickly.”
A Lancashire Constabulary spokesman said coastguard and police officers remained at the scene and steps had begun to try and identify the man
The investigation is being led by Blackpool CID.