figures reveal a busy year for Burnham-On-Sea's lifeboat crew
lifeboats in Burnham-On-Sea were launched nine times during the
past year, according to official statistics released by the charity
the number of launches during 2014 was the lowest for several
years, the Burnham lifeboats proved invaluable by helping eight
people in difficulty.
statistics also showed that the RNL's new llifeguards at Burnham-On-Sea
and Berrow dealt assisted scores of people whilst also providing
essential beach safety information.
announced by the RNLI this week revealed that 2014 was another
busy year for the crews across the south west. Lifeboats were
launched 1,560 times and rescued 1,659 people - the highest since
With approximately seven million people using the regions
beaches throughout the summer, the charitys lifeguards dealt
with 12,064 incidents, aiding 13,586 people and saving 52 lives.
Volunteer lifeboat crews across the regions 35 lifeboat
stations saved a total of 58 lives and spent 9,743 hours on service
at sea, equating to 406 days.
Tom Mansell, Divisional Operations Manager, said: "The statistics
revealed today show another busy year for our volunteer lifeboat
crews and illustrate their true dedication to saving lives at
sea. Not only did they spend the equivalent of 406 days at sea
responding to the call of their pager, they collectively gave
up 22,000 hours of their time to train on exercise to ensure they
are ready to launch to any situation. This is a remarkable display
of commitment, to which we thank them wholeheartedly and also
their families and employers who allow them to carry out their
selfless work, whatever time of day and in all weathers."