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Woman dies after falling into the sea near Fleetwood

A police investigation has been launched after a woman died after falling into the sea. The incident happened as the pensioner was walking with her husband on the seafront at Knott End at around 3.50pm on Thursday.

The man was a little in front of his partner and when he looked back to check if she was ok, the 75-year-old haddisappeared. Hefrantically rushed to the sea wall and saw her in the water below. The inshore lifeboat was launched but were unable to revive the woman.