28/01/2015

RNLI Responded To Almost 600 Incidents Last Year

The latest figures from the RNLI show that the charity responded to a total of 565 incidents in 2014.

The charities nine volunteer lifeboats launched 261 times, with a total of 281 people brought to shore in search and rescue operations. During the summer season lifeguards assisted 284 people on 10 beaches.

The figures also revealed that 35% of rescue operations took place in darkness.

(MH/CD)

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