On TV: Saving Lives at Sea

In Saving Lives at Sea, RNLI volunteers from across the UK and Ireland show us what it’s like to be part of a lifesaving team. Here, we go behind the scenes of some of the rescues featured in the show.
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Maxwell Callister, fundraising volunteer, with some of the tools of the trade
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RNLI Lifeguard Niall Desy
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Portsmouth lifeboat and a yacht during the Round the Island race
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Capsized sailors often featured in Saving Lives at Sea. There are things sailors can do to avoid a rescue situation.
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Children learning to swim in Zanzibar
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Drowning claims around 360,000 lives a year around the world. And one third of those deaths are of children. See how the RNLI is using its lifesaving expertise, as seen in Saving Lives at Sea, to help tackle this global epidemic.
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RNLI Flood Rescue Team training
Ready for flood response
Training is vital for the rescues you’ve seen in the show. And some volunteers take it further, learning specialist flood rescue skills for when disaster hits – at home and abroad.
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UK viewers can catch up with previous Saving Lives at Sea episodes on BBC iPlayer.
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