A 13 year old boy has been rescued from the sea near Brighton marina after getting into difficulties.
A lifeguard swam out to the boy to save him from powerful waves which were pounding Black Rock beach.
The incident, caught on camera by Karen Brown, showed the youngster and his rescuer being plucked from the sea by the lifeboat crew, in conditions that were at the limit of the Atlantic 85's capabilities.
The incident happened at about 4.50pm on Saturday.
Police say the boy was lucky to escape, and also lucky to have a 12-year-old pal who stayed calm on the phone to emergency services.
Chief Inspector Roy Hodder said: "“This young lad was lucky and a lot of the credit for his safe rescue must go to his friend who showed remarkable calm on the phone to us and whose amazing clarity of information enabled his swift recovery from the water by the RNLI team.”