500 people rescued by RNLI lifeboats in first half of year

The RNLI says Irish lifeboat crews rescued just over 500 people in the first six months of this year.

The figure represents a massive 75% increase on the same period last year.

The RNLI says the busiest stations were Dun Laoghaire, which launched 36 times, followed by Crosshaven in Cork, which launched 25 times.

The two stations brought 79 people to safety between January and June.


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