19-year-old Prestonian drowns following tragic accident near St Anne’s pier

Posted on - 27th July, 2021 - 1:42pm | Author - | Posted in - Lancashire Police, Preston News
Adam Dodd

The family of 19-year-old Prestonian Adam Dodd have paid tribute to him following his tragic death last week.


Adam sadly died after getting into difficulty in the sea close to a pier in St Anne’s on Friday 23 July.

Emergency services were called to the scene at around 7.20pm, where Adam was rescued from the water and taken to Blackpool Victoria Hospital, but he died a short while later.

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In a statement, Adam’s family said: “As a family, we are truly devastated at the loss of Adam. Adam was a fun-loving person who enjoyed life to the maximum.

“He was positive, determined and ambitious. He had just started his career as a PT instructor and had everything to look forward to. At this time, we would respectfully ask for our privacy so that we can grieve as a family.”

Lancashire Police said his death is not being treated as suspicious, and a file has been prepared for the coroner.

Our thoughts remain with Adam’s loved ones at this sad time.

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