A busy year for Crosshaven RNLI

Crosshaven Lifeboat is one of the busiest in the country.

The inshore boat launched 48 times last year , and assisted 43 people.

The R-N-L-I have released their 2011 statistics

They put Crosshaven as the second busiest just behind Howth lifeboat station in Dublin which had just two more launches.

The R-N-L-I is a charity and relies on donations. It’s network of boats attended almost one thousand calls and rescued over 900 people last year.

Ray Heffernan is a Lifeboat Deputy Launching Authority at Crosshaven R-N-L-I He says the high number of launches there is due to the large size of Cork Harbour

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