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Documentary following the Royal National Lifeboat Institution. Volunteers race to rescue a teenager being swept out to sea on an inflatable and two girls caught in a rip current.

Every day in the seas around the UK and Ireland, an army of unpaid volunteers put their lives on the line to save those of others. This series tells the story of the ordinary men and women of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) who are ready to race to the rescue of those in trouble, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, whatever the weather. Using footage shot on the crews' own cameras, this series takes the viewers into the heart of the action, capturing the unpredictable work of the RNLI in unique detail.

Every summer as the warm weather returns and the great British public heads to the beach the lifeboat crews and lifeguard teams around the country get ready for their busiest time of year. Off the packed beach at Blackpool, the crew race after a teenage girl being swept out to sea on an inflatable dinghy. While on the miles of long sandy beaches at Rhyl in north Wales, amongst the holidaying crowds two girls get caught in a deadly current while swimming just a few metres from shore. And on the Cornish coast a woman, trying out the extreme sport of coasteering for the very first time, falls several metres down a cliff face onto a beach with a fast incoming tide.

59 minutes

Last on

Wed 6 Mar 2019 19:00



Role Contributor
Narrator Steven Mackintosh
Music Sam Hooper
Director Phil Broadhurst
Director Luke Proctor
Director Louis Grover
Series Producer Alex Raw
Executive Producer Sarah Spencer
Production Company Blast! Films


  • Tue 30 Oct 2018 20:00
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  • Wed 6 Mar 2019 19:00