HM Coastguard helicopter spotted searching sea near North Pier in Blackpool
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Footage from the scene shows a coastguard helicopter searched the sea as a crowd of onlookers watched the incident unfold near Comedy Carpet.
Lancashire Police later confirmed they were responding to a concern for welfare call along the beachfront.
A spokesman for the force added: “Enquiries negated any person at risk and our log was closed as a ‘false call’.”
HM Coastguard said they could not add any more information as it was a police-led incident.
The incident came after large waves battered the shoreline amid frequent downpours of heavy rain.