A mass search has taken place in the early hours of Thursday morning involving one rescue helicopters, coastguard search and rescue teams from Shoreham Coastguard and Littlehampton and the RNLI Littlehampton lifeboat
Emergency crews were scrambled just after midnight to a person in distress in the water.
The lifeboat located the person who was then plucked from the water. It was decided that the fastest way to get the casualty to onward care was to head back to the lifeboat station.
Littlehampton Coastguard Team, along with Police, and Ambulance crews from SECAmb met at the lifeboat station. The Casualty was taken to hospital for further care and checks.