Lifeboats and coastguards have been responding to an incident on Worthing Beach after a paraglider crashed into the water.

Emergency services were called after the motorised paraglider fell into water near Worthing Pier prompting a lifeguard response.

Ambulance services were also spotted by the beach as part of the response this morning.

The RNLI lifeboats from Littlehampton and Shoreham were launched shortly after 10.15am to attend the scene.

The paraglider was able to clamber to the shore where he is being cared for by the ambulance service.

A coastguard spokeswoman said: "HM Coastguard received multiple 999 calls at around 10:15 this morning after a motorised paraglider crashed into the water off Worthing Pier.

"Coastguard rescue teams and RNLI lifeboats from Littlehampton and Shoreham were sent along with the ambulance service.

"The paraglider was able to self-recover to the shore and has been passed into the care of the ambulance service to be checked over."

The RNLI and South East Coast Ambulance Service have been approached for comment.