The inshore lifeboat was launched after a man was seen to jump off Worthing Pier into the water. The crew found the man 3/4mile off the pier but he refused assistance. They spent 15 minutes persuading him into the lifeboat by which time he was extremely cold and distressed. He was taken back to Shoreham lifeboat station where he was warmed up and then taken to hospital by ambulance paramedics.