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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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A 41 year old man is missing after being swept out to sea in Blackpool. It's believed he was walking his dog.

The coastguard has said It is "highly unlikely" the man has survived. It's reported the

41-year-old was reported to have been walking his dog near the South Pier with another man when they ended up in the water shortly after midnight. A shoreline search for the man's body was continuing.

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