`

Early hours search for missing person in Blackpool

The volunteers were called out but did not launch (Picture: Blackpool RNLI/Twitter)
The volunteers were called out but did not launch (Picture: Blackpool RNLI/Twitter)
Share this article

Blackpool's lifeboats were on the cusp of launching when a missing man was found inland in the early hours of today.

Volunteers at the RNLI charity were paged just before 2am to reports of a missing person near South Pier.

A spokesman said: "The person was found safe and well elsewhere as the lifeboats were preparing to launch."

Coastguard staff were also called to help police. A spokesman said: "We did a hasty search then police confirmed they had located him inland safe and well."