Person hospitalised after being rescued from sea near North Pier in Blackpool

A person was given emergency first aid before being rushed to hospital after being rescued from the sea near North Pier.

Friday, 30th July 2021, 11:31 am

Coastguard crews from Fleetwood were paged at 4.20am to reports a person had got into difficulty in the sea this morning (July 30).

An urgent search was launched near North Pier alongside crews from Lytham and RNLI Blackpool

RNLI Fleetwood and a rescue helicopter were also called to assist with the search.

A person was rushed to hospital after being rescued from the sea near North Pier. (Credit: HM Coastguard Fleetwood)

The person was rescued for the water using an inflatable life boat and was quickly given emergency first aid.

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They were then handed over to the care of paramedics at the scene before "being taken to Blackpool Victoria Hospital"

"Their condition is not known at this time," a spokesman for HM Coastguard Fleetwood added.

North West Ambulance Service has been approached for comment.

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