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The RNLI in Wales says it had its busiest summer for 24 years. Figures released today show that the number of rescues went up by 43 percent compared to last year.
The busiest station was at Rhyl, which reported that callouts more than doubled in its 150th anniversary year.
Our Correspondent Carole Green reports.
RNLI volunteers at Rhyl - the busiest lifeboat station in Wales during the summer - saw call-outs more than double from 31 incidents in 2012 to 76 incidents in 2013.
The RNLI in Wales has had its busiest summer in 24 years. Figures released today by the charity show lifeboat launches across Wales between June - August rocketed by 43% compared with summer 2012.
RNLI lifeguards responded to 946 incidents and RNLI lifeboats were launching 726 times.
Of the 31 lifeboat stations in Wales, 24 reported an increase in emergency calls with some experiencing dramatic rises.