RNLI summer rescues increase

Branches of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution have reported an increase in the number of times their bases have had to launch rescue missions.

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Surge in lifeboat call outs despite miserable summer

Distressed sailors and struggling swimmers. If you are in trouble at sea - they will be there to help you.

And this summer Kent and Essex had the UK's busiest coastal RNLI lifeboat stations - at Southend on Sea and Ramsgate.

But with the worst summer on record for 100 years - why have call outs soared in some areas? Sarah Saunders has been finding out.

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