Police called to help man to safety from Blackpool beach

Police helped a man to safety following reports he was in difficulty on the shoreline at Blackpool's North Shore.

Sunday, 29th December 2019, 11:18 am
Updated Sunday, 29th December 2019, 11:23 am
The man made his way to safety as officers approached

The resort's RNLI volunteers were alerted but not required at the incident shortly before 6am on Sunday.

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The RNLI tweeted that the person was spotted in difficulty near the Grand Hotel, adding:"Fortunately the person was helped to safety by Blackpool Police just as the lifeboats were being prepared for launch."

A police spokesman said: "It was a fairly low tide at the time and the man made his way from the shoreline as soon as officers approached."