Here's how many people that Irish lifeboat crews saved from drowning last year 5 years ago

Here's how many people that Irish lifeboat crews saved from drowning last year

Real-life heroes.

Ireland's Royal National Lifeboat Institution is a charity tasked with saving lives at sea, and last year was a very successful year for the organisation.

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Throughout 2015, the RNLI completed rescued over 1,200 people successfully, saving at least 35 people from almost certain death.

According to RTÉ, one of these rescue missions involved saving a herd of cows off the coast of Cork.

Howth was the busiest RNLI station in all of Ireland with 60 rescue missions, followed by Clifden in Galway with 49 missions. Lough Erne was the busiest station in Northern Ireland, where 89 people were rescued over the course of 2015.

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66 calls were made to the RNLI to report somebody at risk of drowning, so remember to stay safe if you ever do defy Teresa Mannion and go for a swim in the sea.