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Sea search man named

A man who was swept into the sea off Blackpool in the early hours of New Year's Day has been named by police as Paul Morris. The search for the 41-year-old had earlier been called off by coastguards.

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Wave washed sea victim and friend into Blackpool water

Sea victim Paul Morris had been walking a dog with two friends along steps close to the South Pier at Blackpool when a wave washed him and one of the others into the sea, police have confirmed.

While his friend managed to climb out of the water, Mr Morris was lost to the sea.

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