Lifeboats rescue over 3,100 last year

The Dutch lifeboat association KNRM carried out 1,600 rescues last year, bringing 3,109 people to safety, a slight increase on 2005.

The KNRM said its radio medical advice service was contacted 657 times. Boats were called out to the North Sea some 500 times, with its IJsselmeer lake station making 400 rescues.

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