Woman 'walked into sea' after travelling to Blackpool

Police and rescue teams were called to the North Pier this morning. Picture from Google maps
Police and rescue teams were called to the North Pier this morning. Picture from Google maps
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Police and rescue teams were called out in Blackpool this morning after a woman walked into the sea off North Pier.

The RNLI and coastguard were called to the pier by police at 11.15am.

Local officers had earlier been contacted by British Transport Police, who had received reports of concerns for the safety of a woman who was coming into Blackpool by train at around 9.50am.

The woman, in her 40s, then made her way to the Promenade and into the sea.

A police spokesman said: "Officers negotiated with her and she walked out of the water a short time later. She was assessed by paramedics and taken to Blackpool Vic."

The RNLI and coastguard were not needed.