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Photo of man missing off Blackpool coast released

Paul Morris was swept into the seat at Blackpool on New Year's Day. Credit: Lancashire Police

The man that was swept into the sea at Blackpool just after midnight on New Year's Day has been named as 41-year-old Paul Morris from South Shore, Blackpool.

He previously lived in Barrow-in-Furness. Despite shoreline searches his body has not yet been recovered from the water.

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Search for missing man resumes

Search teams near Blackpool Credit: Blackpool Evening Gazette

A search for the body of a man swept out to sea while walking his dog at Blackpool will resume later.

The 41 year old was with a friend on the beach when a wave caught him in gale force winds around midnight on New Year's Eve.

A search by the RNLI and other emergency services failed to find him

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