COASTGUARD were tasked with a late night rescue after reports of people floating out to sea on an inflatable.

The item was seen about 150 metres off the coast near Butlins in Bognor on Saturday.

Littlehampton Coastguard Rescue Team responded to the call.

A spokesman said: “A search was conducted east and west of the location.

“One inflatable came ashore with three persons on it and safety advice was given.

“Despite not fully matching the original description, it was deemed that this was the inflatable that was reported.

"This was certainly a good call from the concerned member of the public.”

On Sunday morning crews responded to a second call of a person in the sea near the holiday park.

The man was rescued and passed into the care of ambulance staff.