Man dies after being pulled from sea in Lancashire

The seafront near where the man went into the sea

The seafront near where the man went into the sea

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A man has died after being pulled from the sea.

Emergency services were called to the water near Shaftesbury Avenue in Blackpool at about 8.20pm on Saturday, after a 26-year-old got into difficulty in the choppy sea.

Police said the man’s friends tried to pull him out of the water, but were unable to hold on to him.

The coastguard was deployed and he was rescued from the sea near to Uncle Tom’s Cabin.

He was taken to Blackpool Victoria Hospital, but was pronounced dead shortly after 9pm.

Force incident manager, Inspector Steve Bradshaw, said: “Lancashire police are continuing to support the family during this tragic time.”