Lifeboats scrambled to rescue person from sea near Central Pier in Blackpool

Lifeboats were scrambled to rescue a person from the sea near Central Pier in Blackpool.

Saturday, 23rd March 2019, 5:52 pm
Updated Saturday, 23rd March 2019, 6:18 pm
Lifeboats were scrambled to rescue a person from the sea near Central Pier in Blackpool. Pic: RNLI
Lifeboats were scrambled to rescue a person from the sea near Central Pier in Blackpool. Pic: RNLI

The casualty was taken back to shore where paramedics were waiting.

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A spokesman from the Royal National Lifeboat Institution said: “Our RNLI volunteers were called out at 4.50pm (today) to a person in the sea near Central Pier.

“Both D class lifeboats launched and quickly found the casualty and took him back to shore and a waiting ambulance.”

Blackpool police were also at the scene.