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RNLI lifeguards kept busy across Somerset
7:30am Wednesday 25th September 2013 in News
PROLONGED sunshine and the hottest summer for seven years kept RNLI teams across the South-West busy this summer.
Provisional statistics released by the charity for the period June, July and August show a 24% increase in incidents for RNLI lifeguards, and lifeboat crews attending 652 rescues.
RNLI lifeguards dealt with 10,615 incidents across the South-West, including water based rescues, major and minor first aids and missing children.