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Lifeboat crews kept busy this summer
12:00pm Thursday 26th September 2013 in News
LIFE-SAVING volunteers at Clacton lifeboat station were kept busy over the summer.
The latest figures show Clacton Royal National Lifeboat Institution were called to 22 rescues between June and the end of August.
Frinton and Walton RNLI were called to nine incindets, compared to 46 in Harwich, 21 in West Mersea and 16 in Burnham.
Andrew Ashton, RNLI regional operations manager, said: “Yet again 2013 has been busy for our volunteer lifeboat crew members and lifeguards.
“We had some really lovely sunny days this summer – temperatures in the 30s in some places - so it’s hardly surprising we were called out to so many incidents.”
A spokesman for Clacton RNLI added: “The volunteer crews have had a busy summer once again being called out 11 more times than in summer 2012.
“It was great to see so many people coming to Clacton to have a good time so responsibly.
“But inevitably with a large number of people the lifeboats are called to more incidents.”