Lifesavers podcast is back with a second series
While 2020 has been so uncertain, there’s still one thing that we’ve all been able to depend on in one form or another: family. And in these episodes, you’ll hear from volunteer crew members and lifeguards who have been on call throughout the pandemic to save a life at sea and bring a family back together again.
Episode 1: Elissa and Andy
Meet two different lifesavers: Elissa, a volunteer Lifeboat Crew Member from Abersoch RNLI and Andy, a Maritime Operations Officer from HM Coastguard. You’ll hear the real 999 call they received from a 17-year-old paddleboarder at the mercy of the waves – and the story of how Andy and Elissa came to his rescue, just in time.
Episode 2: Abigail and David
In this episode we meet Abigail, who shares the story of how she and her two small children watched from the window as her husband and mother-in-law were rescued just in time by Tobermory RNLI. We also speak to Coxswain David McHaffie who led the lifeboat crew who saved Abigail’s family that day. Plus, Abigail has a special message for David to thank him personally for saving the ones she loves.
Episode 3: Amanda and the RNLI Perranporth lifeguards
Listen in to a virtual reunion as the RNLI lifeguards at Perranporth Beach in Cornwall come face-to-face, digitally, with Amanda. They rescued her, alongside her son Ellis and her friend Donna this summer, after they were swept out to sea by a flash rip current. In this episode, the lifeguards get to share how they saved her life and Amanda gets to ask the million-dollar question: ‘What could I have done differently?’
Episode 4: Ravi and the Scarborough lifeboat crew
In the final episode of the series, hear how 10-year-old Ravi saved his own life by floating to live when he found himself out of his depth at Scarborough Beach. Unable to reach Ravi in the sea, his parents raised the alarm and Scarborough lifeboat crew launched to his rescue to bring him back to safety. The volunteers share their side of the story, and how proud they are of Ravi – plus, they shed some light on how lifesaving has had to adapt in the pandemic.
We're completely reliant on the generosity of people like you. If you're able to, it would mean so much to us if you could consider giving a kind donation this Christmas – no matter how big or small – to make more rescues like this possible.