Three people were rescued from the water after a boat sank on Sunday.

HM Coastguard and RNLI crews from Littlehampton and Shoreham were called to Worthing on Sunday morning just after 11.30am.

Other vessels in the area helped rescue the people who were on board.

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A spokesman for HM Coastguard said: "HM Coastguard was alerted when a vessel sank off Worthing, with three people on board, just after 11.30am on April 21.

"Shoreham and Littlehampton lifeboats and Shoreham Coastguard Rescue Team were sent. Local vessels in the area also responded.

"Two of the people were brought onboard one local vessel and taken to Brighton Marina, where they were met by the coastguard rescue team.

"The remaining person was brought safe and well onto another local vessel, before being taken to shore by the Shoreham lifeboat."

A spokesman for Littlehampton RNLI said on Sunday: "Earlier today Littlehampton RNLI lifeboat crews had completed a training session at sea in our Atlantic 85 lifeboat Renee Sherman and rendezvoused with colleagues aboard Shoreham RNLI’s all-weather lifeboat when HM Coastguard reported that a mayday call had been received about a vessel that had sunk approximately four miles south of Worthing.

"Vessels on the scene had recovered three persons from the water and the RNLI provided ongoing assistance to one of them. All are okay."

No further information has been released at this time.