Lifeboats launched to reports of "despondent" man near South Pier

Emergency services were called out to reports of a "despondent" man near South Pier, says the Coastguard.

Thursday, 24th August 2017, 11:49 am
Updated Monday, 11th September 2017, 12:47 pm
Life boats were launched to search for the man

RNLI Lifeboats were launched from Blackpool to search for the man after he had suggested he was going to enter the water at around 3.45am on August 24.

Coast guard rescue team were also called in to help with the search.

A spokesman for the police said: "We were called to a concern for safety incident following reports that a man had suggested he was going to run into the water.

"The person who reported the concerns then lost sight of the man and the coastguard was contacted.

"The man was later found in the Promenade area safe and well."

Nobody was injured during the incident.