Published Wednesday, 19 September 2012
RNLI crews were called out more than 100 times in three months. (© RNLI)
The number of call-outs is a slight drop on last year's total of 115 over nine lifeboat stations in the region.
The charity can be called out to people in difficulty due to tides, mechanical problems or searching for missing people.
The RNLI said the Enniskillen station was the busiest across Ireland, as it launched 23 times between 1 June and 31 August, while crews in Bangor and Portrush launched 18 times each.
A swimmer got into difficulty at Red Bay in Antrim was rescued when he was spotted from the shore by a member of the public who alerted the Coastguard and the inshore lifeboat was launched.
At Newcastle crews were involved in a rescue after a 16ft cruiser with four onboard sank in the harbour area. Crewmembers were also involved in a search for a missing teenage girl and in a separate incident came to the aid of two canoeists who got into difficulty.
Volunteers at the Portrush station launched three times over one weekend in August, one of which included a request to a report of flares being sighted off the Portrush Coast which turned out to be Chinese lanterns.
Owen Medland, RNLI Training Divisional Inspector said: "This has been another busy summer for the RNLI despite the unpredictable weather.
"There have been some stories of incredible bravery and also some stories of devastating loss. In all cases our lifeboat volunteers have shown extreme professionalism and commitment.
"Each and every callout is different and conditions, location, duration and activity can all vary. In many cases our volunteers are involved in callouts that go on for a number of hours throughout the night and then will have to go to work," he added.