figures reveal a busy year for Burnham-On-Sea's lifeboat crew
LAUNCHES IN BURNHAM-ON-SEA
2013 - 13 launches, 18 people assisted
2012 27 launches, 10 assisted
2011 14 launches, 7 assisted
2010 25 launches, 10 assisted
2009 31 launches, 8 assisted
2008 26 launches, 9 assisted
lifeboats in Burnham-On-Sea were launched thirteen times during
the past year, according to official statistics released by the
charity this week.
the number of launches during 2013 was the lowest for several
years, the Burnham lifeboats helped 18 people in difficulty, which
was the highest tally for several years.
statistics also showed that the RNL's new I lifeguards at Burnham-On-Sea
and Berrow dealt with 66 incidents, and assisted 70 people whilst
also providing essential beach safety information, thereby preventing
more incidents occurring.
RNLI's crews across the South West spent a total of 10,207 hours
helping others in trouble at sea, the equivalent of 425 days.
Hurley, RNLI Regional Operations Manager said: "The figures
released this week go some way to illustrating the incredible
dedication shown by the charitys volunteers, without whom
we could not carry out our core purpose to save lives at sea."
volunteers are equipped and trained to respond to all kinds of
incidents whatever the weather throws at them."
RNLI stations in the Bristol Channel were also kept busy, according
to the new figures. Weston had 42 launches and helped 22 people
while Minehead had 22 launches and helped 14 people.