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Teens rescued near drowning scene
Two teenagers died in high tide last month
Three teenagers sparked an alert after being spotted near the scene of a drowning tragedy at high tide.

Police were called to the slipway at Gynn Square in Blackpool, near to where two teenagers drowned last month as they tried to rescue a pet dog.

The three ran away when they heard the sirens, but later received a warning from police about the danger they were putting themselves in at high tide.

In a separate incident, a teenage girl was rescued near the South Pier.

Last month 16-year-olds Alex Kazimir Yorke and Oliver Harvey drowned trying to rescue Oliver's border collie, Sarah, when they got into difficulties near Gynn Square.

The area has a treacherous reputation - in 1983 three Lancashire police officers drowned trying to rescue a Scottish holidaymaker who perished trying to save his pet dog.

A plaque commemorating the three officers is on the sea wall close to the site of the recent tragedy.

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