The Royal National Lifeboat Institution has announced today that Penarth lifeboat crews rescued more people in 2015 than at any other inshore lifeboat station in Wales.
In its review of the past year the RNLI says that the two Penarth lifeboats – the Atlantic 85 Maureen Lilian and the smaller D Class lifeboat Connie Dains were launched on a total of 46 occasions in 2015 – 6 more launches than in 2015 .
For Penarth – the RNLI says – it was a “consistently busy year” with the station’s two inshore lifeboats saving a total of 75 people – more than anywhere else in Wales for an inshore station.
The big all weather Barry Dock lifeboat had double the number of launches in 2015 compared with 2014. She launched 45 times in 2015 .
The busiest station in Wales was Mumbles, with a total of 98 launches for the Tamar all-weather lifeboat and inshore lifeboat combined. The Mumbles also rescued more people than anywhere else in Wales with 122 people rescued in 2015.
Across Wales in total the RNLI’s lifeboats launched 1,058 times and rescued 1,029 people.RNLI lifeguards in Wales had another busy summer in 2015, responding to 815 incidents and assisting 901 people on 32 beaches.
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