Three men who got into difficulty while swimming at a Sussex beach were rescued by a jet skier, police have said.
The men, all in their 20s, were swimming at West Wittering when the drama unfolded.
Police say the jet skier helped rescue them before seven ambulances arrived to help the stricken trio.
A Sussex police spokesman said two of the men were airlifted to QA Hospital at Portsmouth. One is in a serious condition, while the other has minor injuries.
The third man was taken to St Richard's Hospital at Chichester. He is in a stable condition.