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Man’s body found on Fylde beach

A MAN’S body, believed to be that of a teenager from Bolton, has been found on a beach in Fylde after a search at sea.

Formal identification has not taken place yet but the person who died is thought to have been a 19-year-old man from Bolton who was reported missing from Rossall Beach on Saturday at around 3.30pm, the Blackpool Gazette has said.

The beach is situated between Cleveleys and Fleetwood.

Coastguard crews from Fleetwood and Knott End, RNLI volunteers from Blackpool and the Coastguard search and rescue helicopter were involved in the search with and were stood down shortly before 9pm when the body was found close to where the man was reported missing.

A Lancashire Police spokesman said: “The circumstances are not thought to be suspicious and our thoughts are with the man’s family at this time.”