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RNLI lifeguards kept busy across Somerset
8:30pm Thursday 26th 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 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 in the South-West including water-based rescues, major and minor first aids and missing children.