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19-year-old Preston man dies after being rescued from the sea at St Anne’s

Posted on - 24th July, 2021 - 7:24am | Author - | Posted in - Lancashire Police, People, Preston News
St Anne's pier Pic: Tony Worrall
The man was rescued from the water near St Anne’s pier Pic: Tony Worrall

A 19-year-old Preston man has died after being rescued from the sea close to the pier at St Anne’s.

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Emergency services were called at around 7.20pm on Friday (23 July) after reports of a person drowning.

HM Coastguard rescued the man from the water and he was taken to Blackpool Victoria Hospital, but sadly died a short while later.

Three other casualties were taken to hospital to be treated for water inhalation.

A spokesperson for Lancashire Police 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.”

Anyone who witnessed the incident should contact police on 101 or 8121@lancashire.police.uk quoting log number 1515 of July 23rd.


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