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Man, 26, drowns at Blackpool beach

A man has drowned after getting into trouble off Blackpool beach, police said.

Ashley West, 26, was pulled unconscious from the water in the popular tourist resort last night, Lancashire Police said.

But the local man later died at the Blackpool Victoria Hospital.

Police said his death was not being treated as suspicious.

A spokesman said: "The Coastguard pulled the man from the sea near to Uncle Tom's Cabin and brought him to the shore.

"He was rushed to Blackpool Victoria Hospital where he sadly later died."

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