Blackpool pier rescue after man caught in rising water

Rescue in Blackpool The man was treated by paramedics and transferred to hospital

A man was rescued after being caught in rising water near Blackpool's North Pier, the RNLI said.

A spokesman said the Coastguard received call from a member of the public who had seen a man walking into the water early on Saturday.

By the time a volunteer crew from Blackpool rescued the man, the water was up to his chest.

Crew member Nick White said: "The man was suffering badly from the cold and was rapidly becoming exhausted."

The rescued man was treated by paramedics and transferred to hospital, the RNLI said.

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