Two separate incidents were reported to emergency services within 12 hours in Blackpool
Two people were rescued from the sea in Blackpool within 12 hours in separate incidents.
Emergency services were alerted at around 7.33pm on Saturday (June 4) evening to reports of a person in the sea at little Bispham. Volunteers from RNLI were set to respond to the reports when the person was helped back to safety by Blackpool Police and local coastguard teams.
A separate incident was reported at around 6.18am on Sunday morning (June 5). Emergency services received reports that a person was in the sea near Central Pier.
Blackpool RNLI volunteers were about to respond when the person was helped back to the shore by Blackpool Police yet again.
A spokesperson for RNLI Blackpool said: “Two call outs within 12 hours.
“Our RNLI volunteers were called out at 19:33 last night to reports of a person in the sea at little Bispham. The Atlantic 85 was preparing to launch, however the person was helped back to safety by Blackpool Police and local coastguard teams and a launch was not required
“Our RNLI volunteers were called out again at 06:18 this morning to reports of a person in the sea at Central pier. The Lifeboat crew were just arriving at the station when Blackpool Police helped the person back to shore, no launch was required but certainly an early morning alarm clock for the crew.”
- 08:17, 6 JUN 2022