Over the past two days our coastguard service have continued to be very busy in providing their vital service to protect people on our coastline. A call came in after midnight, at 12.40 a.m. on Monday (21.09.2020) tasking the volunteers to respond to reports of an unidentified object in the water between South Pier and Central Pier. An exhaustive search operation showed nothing in the water apart from rubbish. The call was deemed to be a false call with good intent.
Then, at 9.42 p.m. last night (21.09.2020) the volunteers responded to reports of a person in the water around the North Pier area. They were joined by RNLI Blackpool and recovered a casualty from the water. They passed the person into the care of the North West Ambulance Service. Blackpool Police also attended. (Photograph below)
Once again at 1.00 a.m. this morning (22.09.2020) they were called out as a person was in danger of being cut off by the tide at South Shore. On this occasion the person was helped to safety by the fire service.
Thank you to all involved in this vital local service.