The all weather lifeboat was launched to a report of a 27ft yacht in difficulty in a thunderstorm between Brighton and Bognor.

Brighton lifeboat had already been launched to search for the vessel off Brighton and Shoreham lifeboat crew found it aground off Shoreham Beach with one person on board.

Brighton lifeboat assisted with attaching a tow line and Shoreham lifeboat pulled the vessel off the beach and then took it undertow to Sussex Yacht Club, Shoreham.