Preview – Saving Lives at Sea

Ian Taylor, Lee Harland, Richard Dowson, Robert Garrett Whitby RNLI

From beach games gone wrong to boats that have drifted astray, every day a large number of unpaid volunteers put their lives at risk to save those in trouble at sea.

This series follows the stories of the volunteers of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) who work 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to respond to emergency calls. Using footage shot on crews’ own cameras, this series brings us to the heart of the action, capturing the unpredictable work of the RNLI in never-before-seen detail.

Tonight a father and daughter find themselves treading water for almost an hour metres out at sea, in Ireland, three fishermen swim for their lives as their trawler smashes into rocks and in London, an unlucky tourist is minutes from hypothermia after his attempt to take a selfie lands him in the Thames.

Saving Lives at Sea, Wednesday, 8 pm – BBC Two

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