It is believed the 27-year-old man had been on his way home from a night out with friends last night when he got caught up in the weather, Lancashire Police said.
Early indications suggest that it appears to be a very tragic incident where a young man has been out with friends and has become caught up in the weather last night on his journey home.
His was discovered by a farmer in deep snow at around 1:30pm today.
Heavy snowfall has once again caused widespread disruption to schools and transport in the North West.
Scores of schools were closed, mainly in Merseyside and Cheshire, while several major roads were blocked.
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