Distressed tourist walks into sea at Blackpool and sparks dramatic rescue effort

An RNLI lifeboat was called out after a distressed tourist was seen in the sea behind the Metropole near to North Pier (Picture: RNLI Blackpool/Facebook)
An RNLI lifeboat was called out after a distressed tourist was seen in the sea behind the Metropole near to North Pier (Picture: RNLI Blackpool/Facebook)

An RNLI lifeboat was called out after a distressed tourist was seen in the sea behind the Metropole near to North Pier yesterday.

Coastguard rescuers, paramedics, and police officers were also called to help the man, who was estimated to be in his late 30s, and left the water of his own volition.

He was taken to a place of safety.