Coastguard teams scramble to reports of missing 'vulnerable' man

Police were called to Central Pier who notified the Coastguard to assist with their search
Police were called to Central Pier who notified the Coastguard to assist with their search

A "vulnerable" 30 year-old man sparked a search by coastguard rescue teams after he went missing in Blackpool, say police.

Police notified the Coastguard to turn out to Central Pier just after 6pm on Tuesday, October 17 to assist with their search.

A spokesman for the Coastguard said: "The team of volunteers were called to reports of a vulnerable 30-year-old male who might have been heading towards the sea.

"Fortunately nothing sighted on scene when we arrived.

"The individual in question was found by Blackpool Police at home."

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