Blackpool search called off

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

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Lancashire police confirm search for man swept into sea continues.

A Lancashire Police spokeswoman said: "The man and a friend were walking a dog along steps leading from the Promenade to the sea, close to the Central Pier on South Shore, when a wave washed them into the sea."

She added that the man was from the local area and the search is continuing.

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