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Newhaven RNLI find fishy fingers on Saving Lives at Sea

Lifeboats News Release

Now in its eighth series, 'Saving Lives at Sea' returns to our TV’s this Thursday on BBC2. Newhaven RNLI will feature in the second episode on Thursday 5 October at 8pm with the story of a kayaker’s fishing expedition that takes a turn for the worse.


Newhaven Lifeboat assist kayaker who’s fishing expedition takes a turn for the worse
The modern afloat lifeboat station of Newhaven RNLI receives call outs to a great variety of distress calls. This month alone, Newhaven’s Severn class All-weather Lifeboat has been tasked on service ten times.

September has taken the Newhaven Lifeboat to shouts including, a fire with four people and one dog on board, a 25-metre fishing trawler broken down in the shipping lanes of the Channel, a yacht taking on water with storm damage in the Cuckmere, walkers cut off by the rising tide and a search for a missing swimmer.

Volunteers of Newhaven Lifeboat will feature once again in this new series of Saving Lives at Sea, with talking heads from Alex Beckett, James Johnson and Lewis Arnold, Coxswain.


Notes for the Editor
BBC Saving Lives at Sea has been telling stories of courage for seven series. From sinking ships and kayakers in distress to tidal cut-offs and people just seconds away from drowning.

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For more information please telephone Roz Ashton, RNLI volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer on 07900 887423 or [email protected] or Paul Dunt, Regional Media Officer on 07785 296252 Paul_Du[email protected] or contact the RNLI Press Office on 01202 336789.

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Newhaven RNLI in BBC2 series 8 of Saving Lives at Sea

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The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.

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