The coastguard has said it is "highly unlikely" a man, who was swept into the sea in gale-force winds has survived.
Stuart Atkinson, watch manager at Crosby Coastguard station, said the strong, westerly gale-force winds made the search operation difficult.
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As many as 2,000 British holidaymakers could be among those stuck at emergency accommodation as snow causes chaos for holidaymakers.
Tributes have beenb paid to Harry Potter and Outnumbered actor David Ryall who died on Christmas Day aged 79.
We are set to enjoy some sunshine after all that ice, snow and frost - albeit with temperatures still low.