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.
The Duke of Cambridge has taken part in a search mission to rescue a man swept into the sea in gale-force winds at Blackpool.
Blackpool’s RNLI volunteers were called out shortly after midnight to reports of a man in the water at South Pier, Blackpool.