Blackpool lifeboat crews launch rescue mission to save person in the sea near the Sandcastle

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A rescue mission was launched by lifeboat crews after a person was spotted in the sea in Blackpool last night (January 14).

RNLI volunteers were called into action at 11pm after a person was feared to have entered the sea near the Sandcastle on the Prom.

RNLI volunteers in Blackpool were called out at 11pm last night (January 14) to reports of a person in the water near the Sandcastle. Pic: RNLI Blackpool

RNLI volunteers in Blackpool were called out at 11pm last night (January 14) to reports of a person in the water near the Sandcastle. Pic: RNLI Blackpool

Both class D lifeboats were launched, but the person was found safe on dry land by police a short time later.

A spokesman for RNLI Blackpool said: "Our RNLI volunteers were called out at 11pm this evening to reports of a person possibly in the water near the Sandcastle.

"Both D class lifeboats launched in difficult conditions and headed to the scene but fortunately the casualty was found safe and well by police a short time later."

Yesterday, Lancashire Police appealed for help in finding a man who said he witnessed a person entering the sea near St Chad’s Road on Saturday night (January 11).

The man reported seeing the person enter the water at around 11.30pm, leading to a huge search of the sea by RNLI and Coastguard teams.

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Rescue teams did not find anyone in the sea and police are now seeking to speak to the man who reportedly witnessed the incident.