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Seventy in Blackpool sea rescue drama.

SEVENTY people were cut off by the tide during a single incident in the sun-soaked resort of Blackpool yesterday, the Coastguard said.

The Lytham Rescue Team were called out at around 2pm when the tide came in and cut off the beach-goers near the South Pier.

The Lancashire resort's Beach Patrol and RNLI Lifeboat helped all those stranded get safely back to shore.

With other incidents, the total rescues handled by Liverpool Coastguard station yesterday numbered 93, officials said.

Liverpool Coastguard watch manager Su Daintith said: "Just two minutes spent checking the tide times could mean the difference between a carefree day and a Coastguard team coming to your rescue."

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* BEACH ALERT: A Coastguard spokesman issued a warning to beach-goers to check the tide times after yesterday's emergency at Blackpool
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Publication:Huddersfield Daily Examiner (Huddersfield, England)
Geographic Code:4EUUK
Date:Apr 11, 2011
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