Calshot RNLI crew to feature in tonight's episode of Saving Lives at Sea on BBC
LIFESAVERS from Calshot's RNLI will feature in tonight's (Tuesday's) episode of Saving Lives at Sea.
The volunteer lifeboat crew will be taking to the small screen on the BBC at 8pm as real-life rescue footage is captured on their helmet cameras, giving a frontline view the charity’s work.
In tonight's episode, crew members are sent to a father and son who got into in difficultly while jet skiing, alongside rescue stories from their colleagues at other stations and beaches around the coasts.
Tony Carrier, helm of the Calshot lifeboat crew who features in the episode, said: "It's great that we can showcase the lifesaving work of RNLI volunteers in a TV programme like this.
"Without the generous support and donations from the public, we wouldn’t be able to save lives at sea and it’s great to be able to share what we do with our supporters from the comfort of their own home."
Now in its sixth series, the 10-part documentary showcases the lifesaving work of the RNLI’s volunteer lifeboat crews and lifeguards from around the UK and Ireland. Rescue footage is accompanied by interviews from the volunteer lifeboat crews and lifeguards alongside the people they rescue, and their families.
Last year, RNLI lifeboat crews around the UK and Ireland helped more than 8,000 people, saving 240 lives, while the charity’s lifeguards aided 25,000 people and saved 110 lives on some of the UK’s busiest beaches.
Saving Lives at Sea will continue throughout October on BBC Two.