The inshore lifeboat was launched to reports of a broken down jet ski about half a mile west of Shoreham Harbour and about 30 metres from the beach.

Once on scene it was established that the jet ski had suffered engine failure and that its rider had been in the water alongside his ski in just a short wetsuit for about 15 minutes and was cold.

The man was recovered from the water into the lifeboat and the jet ski was taken under tow. Both were then landed at the harbour club.