Paul is a hardworking man who enjoys spending time with friends and loves his family dearly.
He’s only recently moved back to Blackpool and we’re obviously shocked by what has happened and it’s a difficult time for us all, particularly as Paul can’t swim and we fear the worst.
We’re now just waiting for that fateful call to say that he’s been found so we can have some closure.
We’d like to thank all the emergency services for their efforts in trying to find and rescue Paul.
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.