At 6:26 this evening Shoreham Coastguard team were paged to report of a large inflatable flamingo drifting towards the West pier in Brighton.
Once on scene the occupants were called ashore.
Officers found that they had no life jackets or paddles and were unaware of the potential dangers of allowing inflatables to drift.
Very strong words of safety advice given.
PLEASE REMEMBER : INFLATABLES ARE FOR THE SWIMMING POOL AND NOT THE SEA.
If you see anyone in trouble along the coast call 999 and ask for the Coastguard
Photo credit Shoreham Coastguard