2009 another busy year for the RNLI in Donegal

The RNLI has released figures for 2009 which show there were 78 call outs in Donegal last year, with 69 people rescued.

The organisation is preparing for a major fundraising drive, and is emphasising the fact that it's totally funded by members of the public.

On Saturday morning, Arranmore Lifeboat had its first call out of this year, when it brought an injured French trawler man ashore.

Donal Kavanagh has more details:  [podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/25donal.mp3[/podcast]