Four thousand lives saved

The RNLI has released statistics for the number of launches and rescues in Sussex in 2009 and over the last decade - and they make fascinating reading

Here's a station by station rundown

Brighton
67 launches in 2009, 76 people rescued
2000-2009: 639 lifeboat launches, 751 people saved

Eastbourne
95 launches in 2009, 89 people rescued
2000-2009: 966 lifeboat launches, 1,111 people saved

Hastings
56 launches in 2009, 45 people rescued
2000-2009: 402 lifeboat launches, 343 people saved

Littlehampton
109 launches in 2009, 89 people rescued
2000-2009: 662 lifeboat launches, 615 people saved

Newhaven
52 launches in 2009, 68 people rescued
2000-2009: 436 lifeboat launches, 571 people saved

Rye Harbour
27 launches in 2009, 23 people rescued
2000-2009: 273 lifeboat launches, 292 people saved

Selsey
42 launches in 2009, 52 people rescued
2000-2009: 414 lifeboat launches, 439 people saved

Shoreham Harbour
75 launches in 2009, 80 people rescued
2000-2009: 635 lifeboat launches, 597 people saved

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