Lifeboat stations in Essex, Suffolk and Norfolk were called out more than 300 times over the summer, a 16% rise on summer 2011. The region bucked the national trend which saw a small fall in call-outs to the RNLI.
Call-outs from East Anglian RNLI stations in summer 2012
- Hunstanton - 26 (up 225%)
- Wells-Next-The-Sea - 9 (down 31%)
- Sheringham - 2 (down 60%)
- Cromer - 7 (up 40%)
- Happisburgh - 18 (up 500%)
- Great Yarmouth - 17 (up 42%)
- Lowestoft - 16 (up 167%)
- Southwold - 7 (down 22%)
- Aldeburgh - 18 (up 500%)
- Harwich - 43 (up 5%)
- Walton & Frinton - 10 (down 9%)
- Clacton-on-Sea - 20 (down 31%)
- West Mersea - 27 (down 37%)
- Burnham-on-Crouch - 21 (down 13%)
- Southend-on-Sea - 71 (up 16%)
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