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Cleethorpes lifeboats rescue 51 people in 2012

Lifeboat crews at Cleethorpes rescued 51 people last year, the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) has revealed.

Cleethorpes was one of the RNLI's busiest stations in the north of England,with 50 lifeboat launches.

Across the north, RNLI volunteers launched lifeboats 1,024 times from the charity's 33 stations.

The figures show that our volunteers dedicate a huge amount of their time to saving lives at sea. To know that they are on call 24/7, every day of the year is reassuring for all of us who venture out to sea around the UK and Ireland. And it's not just our crew who are committed to our charity, they wouldn't be able to carry out their lifesaving work without the incredible generosity of the public and I would like to say a huge thank you to all those who support the RNLI, whether by giving up their time or by making a donation."

– Michael Vlasto, RNLI operations director