Poole RNLI to feature on BBC Saving Lives at Sea

Poole RNLI to feature on BBC Saving Lives at Sea

Caption: SLAS Poole crew

Poole | Posted: Monday, October 22nd, 2018 at 10:24 am | return to news

Poole RNLI to feature on BBC Saving Lives at Sea

The volunteer lifeboat crew of Poole RNLI will be on TV screens on 30 October as they feature in the final episode of the BBC TV series Saving Lives at Sea, which showcases the lifesaving work of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI).

Poole RNLI to feature on BBC Saving Lives at Sea

Caption: SLAS Poole crew

The 10-part documentary series has been shown on BBC Two on Tuesdays at 8pm, and features real rescues carried out by the charity’s lifeboat crews and lifeguards around the UK and Ireland.

The series gives a unique insight into the lives and work of the charity’s volunteer lifeboat crew members and lifeguards, who rescue thousands of people and save hundreds of lives around our coastline and on the River Thames every year.

This forthcoming episode sees Poole RNLI lifeboat launch to a grandfather and grandson who found themselves in difficulty in Poole Harbour after a morning’s dinghy sailing, as well as rescue stories from their colleagues at other stations and beaches around our coasts.

Following the huge success of the two previous series, the most recent of which was broadcast last year, this series features more real-life rescue footage, accompanied by heart-warming and emotive testimonials from the volunteer crews, lifeguards and the people they rescue and their families.

Filming took place over the past year, with lifeboat crews and lifeguards carrying special cameras and welcoming filmmakers into their day-to-day life. Rescues from the RNLI’s archives are also revisited, and we get a glimpse into the everyday lives of the thousands of men and women who give up their time to save lives.

Last year alone, RNLI lifeboat crews around the UK and Ireland launched over 8,400 times, assisting over 8,000 people, while the charity’s lifeguards responded to 17,414 incidents and saved the lives of 127 people on some of the UK’s busiest beaches.

Saving Lives at Sea has been broadcast on BBC Two throughout August, September and October. If you’ve missed any episodes they will be available on BBC iPlayer.

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