19 Year Old Man Drowns After ‘Getting Into Difficulty’ Close To St. Anne’s Pier

Lancashire Police have today confirmed that a 19-year-old man has died after a sea rescue in St Anne’s. The man from Preston is believed to have got into difficulty swimming in the sea close to the Pier. Lancashire Police said in a statement that emergency services including the HM Coastguard were called to the scene at around 7.20 p.m. yesterday (23rd July, 2021).

The man, from Preston, was rescued from the water and taken to Blackpool Victoria Hospital but he died a short while later.  A Police spokesperson said, ‘The man’s next of kin are being informed and our thoughts are with his loved ones at this time. Enquiries are ongoing to establish the exact circumstances surrounding his death and it is not currently being treated as suspicious.’

Three other people were also taken to hospital to be treated for water inhalation, but their injuries are not expected to be life threatening.

Police are appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident in St Annes yesterday to contact police on 101 or email quoting log number 1515 of July 23.


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