Saving Lives at Sea is back for its fourth series! Once again, camera crews have been visiting lifeboat stations and lifeguarded beaches across the UK and Ireland to discover some of the stories behind the rescues. So you can expect more dramatic footage, emotional rescues, and hear what it’s like to be a lifesaver straight from the mouths of RNLI crew members and lifeguards.
James Fegan, Crosshaven Lifeboat Station
‘Living with a pager is a huge thing. It goes beyond just the person carrying the pager. The RNLI is a way of life in our family. My wife and kids are well used to the pager going off.
‘You always wonder why people enter the water. Was it an accident? Usually, they don’t want to be there, and you certainly don’t want them there either.
‘It is getting busier than ever. But you can only rescue who’s in front of you.’
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Where can I watch it?
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I've missed an episode. Are they on catch-up?
Each episode will be on BBC iPlayer for up to 4 weeks from when they are first aired. You need to be a TV licence holder and watching in the UK to access BBC iPlayer.
Where can I find out more about the rescues in each episode?
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How can I get involved with the RNLI?
Visit our volunteering pages to find out more about all the different ways you can support the RNLI. From lifeboat crews, to school visitors, shop workers to tractor drivers, there are opportunities for you to help save lives at sea.
Where can I hear more stories about RNLI lifesavers?
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