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  1. Rob Shelley

RNLI figures for 2013 reveal 23% increase in rescues

Hundreds of lifeboat volunteers from across Wales found themselves experiencing one of the RNLI's busiest years last year.

Figures released today show that the long, hot summer brought people back to the beaches.

The weather also brought a rise in incidents compared with 2012, with over 1,700 call-outs.

The RNLI also saw a 23 per cent increase in the number of people rescued, with lifeboat crews coming to the aid of almost 2,000 people.