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Poor summer weather blamed for drop in lifeboat call outs

Wed, 19 Sep 2012


Bad weather is being blamed for a drop in the number of times lifeboats were launched this summer.

New figures released by the RNLI show there were 21 call outs between June 1 and August 31.

That’s a drop from last year’s tally of 30.

The Island’s busiest station was Peel which saw the lifeboat launched seven times – an increase from 2011.

Malcolm Kelly from the station says some of the problems they dealt with were also down to bad planning:

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