Saving Lives at Sea: Series 6 Episode 4

Learn more about the dramatic Tower rescue – and the lifesavers behind it – that features in episode 4 of Saving Lives at Sea series 6.

‘For a moment I thought: “This isn't going to end well”’


In this week’s episode, a man is in imminent danger of drowning in the River Thames. As he’s dragged below the surface of the water by a strong current, our lifesavers race to his aid – and every second counts. 

Watch Crew Member Matt Leat talk about being part of the crew at Tower – the RNLI’s busiest lifeboat station – and what it’s like to save a life. 

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