Selsey RNLI has confirmed a lifeboat was called to rescue a man from the water at Aldwick this morning.
A RNLI spokesman said the call came in at 8.26am: “It was a report of a person struggling in the water, it turned out it was off Aldwick. The coastguard helicopter was scrambled as well.
“Selsey lifeboat was on scene at 8.52am and did an emergency beach to where an ambulance was waiting.”
The RNLI spokesman added the man ‘wasn’t in a good way’ and had been in the water since 7.45am.
One ambulance and three paramedic cars attended, according to the South East Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust.
The trust’s spokesman said: “The patient was breathing and conscious but suffering from the effects of the cold.
“He was taken to St Richard’s Hospital.”
The lifeboat returned to its station at 9.40am.
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