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. The series airs on Tuesdays on BBC Two. Here, we go behind the scenes of some of the rescues you’ve seen in the show.
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Maxwell Callister, fundraising volunteer, with some of the tools of the trade
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Kitesurfing in Poole Harbour
Stay safe: Kitesurfing
Kitesurfing is a challenging and popular sport around our coasts. Make the most of autumn winds – but please do so safely.
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An RNLI lifeguard speaks with a parent during a family day out to the beach.
Stay safe: In the sun
Sun stroke strikes in Dover in this week’s episode of Saving Lives at Sea. Our lifeguards and education presenters regularly offer advice on sun safety.
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The RNLI Memorial in Poole, Dorset.
Remembering those lost
Designed to be a beacon of hope, the RNLI Memorial honours the courage of all those lost at sea while endeavouring to save the lives of others.
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Missed it?
UK viewers can catch up with Saving Lives at Sea episode two on BBC iPlayer.
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Previous episodes
Looking for more? Get the stories behind previous weeks’ episodes here. 
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