Drunk, distressed man sparked emergency call-out to Central Pier
A drunk man sparked alarm when he climbed onto Central Pier this morning.
Blackpool police and coastguard teams from Fleetwood and Lytham were called shortly after midnight to reports of a possible person in distress on the pier.
RNLI Blackpool was also called to provide safety cover around the area.
A coastguard spokesman said: "Coastguard officers from Fleetwood and HM Coastguard Lytham, along with police officers, negotiated with the casualty and (he) was brought to a place of safety to be assessed by paramedics from North West ambulance service.
"As usual, great multi-agency working for a successful result."