Sharp rise in RNLI calls

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.

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Summer 2013 was 'busiest in 24 years' for Wales RNLI

RNLI figures show an increase in launches Credit: ITV News Wales

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.