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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Blackpool search called off

A search for a man swept out to sea while walking his dog in Blackpool has been called off.