Just before 1.10pm, HM Coastguard received a report of a kayaker needing medical assistance just off Hastings Pier.
A spokesman for the Maritime and Coastguard Agency said: “The HM Coastguard search and rescue helicopter from Lydd was sent to the scene and the casualty was taken to hospital.
“A second kayaker self-rescued to shore.
“Hastings Coastguard Rescue Team and Hastings RNLI lifeboat also assisted yesterday afternoon.”
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