Search continues for man allegedly swept out to sea at North Pier in Blackpool

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Police have confirmed that an investigation is ongoing following reports of a man having been swept out to sea close to North Pier in Blackpool.

Lancashire Constabulary were called at around 3.10am on Thursday (February 24) to reports of a man entering the sea.

The Coastguard conducted a search, along with a police helicopter, but the man has not been located and police are now calling for witnesses to come forward.

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A spokesman for Lancashire Police said: "We were called around 3.10am on Thursday, February 24 to reports of a concern for safety in Blackpool.

"It was reported that a man had been swept out to sea, close to North Pier."

Anybody with information is asked to call 101, quoting log 0128 of February 24.

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