This is why an air ambulance was called to Blackpool promenade near Central Pier

The air ambulance near Blackpool's Central Pier
The air ambulance near Blackpool's Central Pier
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A patient was whisked off to hospital by air ambulance after a drama near Blackpool's Central Pier.

Holidaymakers and passers-by watched as the helicopter landed on the Promenade this afternoon

A North West Ambulance Service spokesman said the service received a call at around 2pm today to a private address in Coop Street, which runs parallel to the Promenade.

A patient was conveyed from Coop Street to the Promenade, where a waiting Air Ambulance took them to hospital.

No further details have been released.

A Lancashire police spokesman said it was a matter for the ambulance service.