Jersey's hot summer led to an increase in rescues

  • 30 January 2014
  • From the section Jersey

Jersey's lifeguards dealt with an 80% increase in incidents last year due to the hottest summer in seven years.

According to RNLI figures, there were 60 lifeboat launches, and 355 incidents, with crews spending 532 hours out at sea.

This was a significant rise on the previous year in which RNLI lifeguards dealt with 197 incidents.

Andy Hurley, RNLI spokesman, said: "The statistics show the dedication of volunteer lifeboat crews."

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