Two RNLI lifeboat crews from Blackpool and Lytham were joined by the Coastguard, the police, and fire service in last night's search.

Blackpool RNLI spokesman Paul Parton said ‘tonight’s search was a long and difficult one and sadly we were unable to find the casualty.’

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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.