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Flag at half-mast to remember Preston man who drowned at St Anne’s

Posted on - 26th July, 2021 - 11:45am | Author - | Posted in - Fylde News, 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 tragically died after being rescued from the sea close to the pier at St Anne’s on Friday (23 July).

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Fylde Council Leader, Karen Buckley, has released a statement regarding the town hall flag flying in memory of the young man who died.

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

It reads: “The flag at the Town Hall is at half-mast to mark the tragic death of a 19 year old young man from Preston who came to St Anne’s on Friday with his friends to enjoy a day at the beach and sadly had his life cut short when he got into difficulty in the sea.

“It is truly heart-breaking and we send sincere condolences to his family and friends.

“Our thoughts are with the emergency services who made strenuous efforts to save him.

“Fylde police have asked for witnesses to the incident to contact them on 101 or by email on 8121@lancashire.police.uk quoting log number 1515 of July 23.

“To everyone visiting the beach and other open water beauty spots this summer, please take extra care.

“The tides are dangerous and can quickly cut you off. Look out for each other and stay safe.”

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