Massive hunt for two teenage boys, 18 and 16, who vanished in the sea off Lytham St Annes

A DESPERATE hunt for two teenage boys who vanished in the sea off the Lancashire coast has resumed this morning.

The coastguard, RNLI and cops rushed to calls of three youngsters struggling in the water at Lytham St Annes around 7pm yesterday.

A boy aged 15 managed to get to shore, and was treated for hypothermia and is still in hospital.

But a boy, 16, and 18-year-old, thought to be from Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, are still missing.

Lancashire Police said this morning: "Our HM Coastguard and RNLI colleagues searched the water well into the night.

"They have been able to start looking again this morning and the police helicopter will soon also join the search. We will continue to offer our support.

"Our thoughts remain with the family and friends of the missing man and boy who are from Dewsbury."

If you have any information that could help the search, call 101 quoting reference 1398 of August 15.

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