Body of a woman pulled from the sea

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The body of a woman has been pulled from the sea at Blackpool.

Police said the body thought to be that of a woman in her 40’s was spotted in the water by a member of the public shortly after 7.30am opposite the Hilton hotel on North Promenade.

Officers were joined by the Coastguard as they recovered the body.

A Lancashire police spokesman, said: “I can confirm we have recovered the body of a woman in her 40’s from the sea this morning.

“We have not yet been able to establish her identity.

“We are currently making inquiries into how this woman ended up in the sea.”

Anyone with information should call police on 101.