'Distressed' and heavily pregnant woman enters water near Blackpool Tower

A "distressed" heavily pregnant woman was taken to hospital after she waded waist deep into water near to Blackpool Tower, say police.

Thursday, 28th September 2017, 9:11 am
Updated Wednesday, 4th October 2017, 10:47 am
The Coastguard was alerted to the emergency and they were making their way to the scene when police located the woman.

The woman, called emergency services at around 11pm on Wednesday September 27, after she became despondent.

The Coastguard was alerted to the emergency and they were making their way to the scene when police located the woman.

A spokesman for the police said: "The woman made a call to us and we carried out a search to locate which beach she was on.

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"It seems she waded into the water and was waist deep when officers found her.

"The woman was detained under a section and taken to Blackpool Victoria Hospital."

Police confirmed the woman was not thought to be seriously injured as a result of the incident.