Both lifeboats were launched to search for a missing vulnerable woman who threatened to go into the water between Shoreham Beach and Widewater Lagoon at Lancing.

Both boats carried out a shoreline search westwards and to the east in rough seas while the Shoreham coastguard team searched the beach area on foot.

The woman was found ok on Shoreham Beach after an hour of searching. The lifeboats returned to station.