Blackpool storms see man blown into path of taxi

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A man is seriously ill in hospital after becoming trapped under a taxi during stormy weather in Blackpool.

Lancashire Constabulary said he was blown into the path of the vehicle near the promenade.

He was rescued by firefighters using high-pressure airbags to lift the taxi.

The promenade was closed for several hours during high-tide, but has now re-opened.

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