It is believed the 27-year-old man had been on his way home from a night out with friends last night when he got caught up in the weather, Lancashire Police said.
Early indications suggest that it appears to be a very tragic incident where a young man has been out with friends and has become caught up in the weather last night on his journey home.
His was discovered by a farmer in deep snow at around 1:30pm today.
The wintry conditions are now expected to last well into April with this month on track to become the coldest March since 1962.
A group of students from Wolverhampton who were stranded in extreme snow in Scotland for more than three days tell their story of survival.
Cold weather can pose a real health risk to older and disabled people, but everyone can gain from preparing their homes for the cold.