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Busy summer for lifeboats

The summer of 2013 has been one of the busiest on record for Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) lifesavers in the North of England.

This summer one of the busiest for RNLI lifesavers

The summer of 2013 has been one of the busiest on record for Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) lifesavers in the North of England.

RNLI lifeguards say they experienced a busy season in the North, dealing with 1,408 incidents compared to 1,143 last summer – a 23.2% increase.

Our lifeboats have launched to a vast range of incidents from children getting swept out to sea on inflatables to broken down pleasure boats and dogs in difficulty.

Even the naming ceremony of our new lifeboat was interrupted by a rescue call. Our volunteers have been extremely busy this summer and I am very proud of the dedication they have all shown to the RNLI, to Blackpool Lifeboat Station and to their aim of saving lives at sea.’

– Keith Horrocks MBE, Blackpool RNLI

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