A search for a man swept out to sea while walking his dog in Blackpool has been called off.
The 41-year-old was with a friend on the beach when a wave caught him in gale force winds around midnight on New Year's Eve.
A search by the RNLI and other emergency services failed to find him.
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.