Portsmouth RNLI save 125 lives in single year

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MORE than 120 people have been rescued in a single year by volunteer life-savers.

Figures released today show Portsmouth RNLI rescued 125 people in 111 launches.

The life-saving charity said more than 2,000 people in south east England were helped in 2016.

Glen Mallen, RNLI lifesaving manager, said: ‘We’d really like to see people paying more attention to safety messages and giving the water the heathy respect it deserves.

‘While we will always answer the call for help, I and everyone within the RNLI would like to see people staying safer at the coast.’

For more, see rnli.org.uk