Updated: Body pulled from water at Blackpool's North Pier

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A young man has died after a body was pulled from the sea at Blackpool's North Pier tonight.

Police, the coastguard and the ambulance service were at the scene just after 8.20pm.

The coastguard and the ambulance service were at the scene just after 8.20pm.

The coastguard and the ambulance service were at the scene just after 8.20pm.

The coastguard helicopter was in the air, shining its beam down to the surf.

And rescuers were seen a short time later entering the icy water attached to ropes from the shore.

A spokesman for Lancashire Police said: "We were called out to reports of a person in the water with other partner agencies."

RNLI Blackpool tweeted: "Our @RNLI volunteers were called out at 8.20pm, person in the sea NPier. Weather conditions prevented the lifeboats from launching but our volunteers joined the search on foot & helped UK Coastguard volunteers to recover the casualty before handing over to the ambulance service."

The coastguard helicopter searching

The coastguard helicopter searching

A short time later it was sadly confirmed a body of a man in his late teens or early 20s had been pulled from the water just south of the North Pier, close to the wedding chapel. There are not thought to be any suspicious circumstances.

Emergency service at the scene

Emergency service at the scene