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."