Saving Lives at Sea: Series 6 Episode 3

Get more stories from the Peterhead, St Davids, Llandudno and Minehead lifeboat crews who feature in episode 3 of Saving Lives at Sea series 6.

‘If we didn’t get that rope on at the first attempt, we weren’t getting a second one’

This week’s episode opens with the dramatic rescue of a fishing trawler by Peterhead lifeboat crew. What does it take to be in charge of a lifeboat during a rescue like this? Coxswain Pat Davidson explains just what it was like to be at the helm during that dramatic shout.

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Spotlight on St Davids

The second rescue shows the lifesavers at St Davids helping a woman who had fallen while rock climbing. This isn’t the first time St Davids has appeared in Saving Lives at Sea. Watch an interview with crew member Hal Richardson, who was involved in the dramatic rescue of a yacht back in series 4.

A different kind of casualty

Paddy the horse, rescued by Kinsale RNLI

Photo: RNLI/Hetty Walsh

Helm Jonathan Connor and Crew Member Michael O’Sullivan with Paddy

Llandudno lifeboat crew had one of their most interesting rescues when they came to the aid of a sheep that had fallen off a cliff. While it’s not every day that you rescue livestock, the RNLI are certainly no strangers to animal rescues. Read how Kinsale lifeboat crew were called to rescue a horse before it became swamped by the incoming tide.

How do you conduct a search in the dark?

In the final rescue of the episode, we see how Minehead lifeboat crew were tasked to find some kayakers who had gone missing during the night. But how do you find someone when it’s pitch black out there? In this video, we look at the technology that allows lifeboat crews to conduct searches at night time.

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