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Lifeboats rescued 12,000

Lifeboats helped nearly 12,000 people - down nearly 2000 on the previous year due to the wet summer. The RNLI's Flood Rescue Team had their busiest year on record though, deploying 11 times across the UK, 6 of those here in the West Country.

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South West lifeboats rescued 12,000 people in 2012

The RNLI has released its call-out figures for last year. Lifeguards helped nearly 12,000 people - that's down nearly two thousand on the previous year. The RNLI's Flood Rescue Team had their busiest year on record though, deploying 6 times in the West Country.

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