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Lifeboat launches up 50 per cent

Tue, 24 Sep 2013


Lifeboat launches this summer were up by nearly 50 per cent on previous years.

The rescue vessels were launched a total of 31 times compared with 21 times in 2012.

The RNLI says it was the busiest summer season in 24 years.

Mike Howland is the press officer for Douglas Lifeboat - he says the nature of the call outs this year were different to usual:
 

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