Isle Of Man / Ellan Vannin

RNLI reveal 2015 Isle of Man rescue figures

Peel lifeboat courtesy RNLI Image copyright RNLI
Image caption RNLI lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved more than 139,000 lives since 1824

Lifeboat crews rescued 35 people from around the Isle of Man coast during 2015, the RNLI has revealed.

The charity's five stations on the island - at Douglas, Peel, Ramsey, Port St Mary and Port Erin - saw a total of 34 launches, with Douglas the busiest.

Their annual report also showed the Port St Mary lifeboat rescued the most people, helping 20 during their eight call outs.

The RNLI said crews serving the island had worked "exceptionally hard".

Image copyright RNLI
Image caption Sir William Hillary was a member of the Douglas lifeboat crew

The RNLI operates more than 230 lifeboat stations across the British Isles and rescued 9,763 people in 2015.

Since it was founded in 1824 by Manxman Sir William Hillary, the charity's lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 139,000 lives.

Isle of Man RNLI figures
Year Launches People rescued
2011 45 44
2012 69 69
2013 49 78
2014 47 51
2015 34 35

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