Helicopter scrambled in sea search for teen

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A search and rescue helicopter was called to help in the search for a 15-year-girl who was feared to be lost at sea.

The girl had been swimming off the coast of St Annes on Saturday afternoon when her friends thought she had got lost and raised the alarm.

The helicopter was scrambled and lifeboats were launched at around 4pm for a 20-minute search for the girl, who was later found safe on the shore.

A spokesman for the coastguard said the girl had been in the water, but had got out unnoticed by her friends.