The inshore lifeboat was launched to a report of two men who had gone swimming more than an hour earlier and had not been seen since.

They had gone into the water west of Worthing Lido. The offshore lifeboat was then launched to join the search with the inshore lifeboat. Just as the offshore lifeboat was making its way, the two swimmers were seen coming out of the water by the coastguard.

Both lifeboats then returned to station.