RNLI south west annual rescue statistics released on thecharity’s SOS Day

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In Cornwall there are 14 RNLI lifeboat stations, housing 21 lifeboats. Last year they launched to 429 emergencies (425 in 2007) and rescued 437 people (344 in 2007). The volunteer crews in Cornwall spent 632 hours at sea on emergency call outs alone.

In Devon there are 9 RNLI lifeboat stations, housing 15 lifeboats. Last year they launched to 559 emergencies (543 in 2007) and rescued 491 people (518 in 2007). The volunteer in Devon spent 729 hours at sea on emergency call outs.

In Dorset there are 5 RNLI lifeboat stations, housing 8 lifeboats. Last year they launched to 385 emergencies (371 in 2007) and rescued 499 epople (401 in 2007). The volunteer crews of Dorset spent 521 hours at sea on emergency call outs.

In Somerset there are 3 RNLI lifeboat stations, housing 6 lifeboats. Last year they launched to 91 emergencies (96 in 2007) and rescued 40 people (63 in 2007). The volunteer crews of Somerset spent 117 hours at sea on emergency call outs.

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