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Search for man swept out to sea in Blackpool called off

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.

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