Back for a seventh series, BBC Saving Lives at Sea tells amazing stories of courage. In the new series, you'll hear from RNLI lifesavers as they describe incredible rescues, from sinking ships to tidal cut-offs. From paddleboarders in distress to people caught in rip currents, just seconds away from drowning. Saving Lives at Sea puts you right at the heart of the action.

But the lifesaving doesn't just happen on TV. If you want to hear more stories of heroism from RNLI lifesavers, and other exciting updates on what's happening across the RNLI, you can have them sent direct to your email, by signing up for our newsletter.

Watch the Saving Lives at Sea series 7 trailer

Test your knowledge

We took a trip to Newquay in this week's episode. But which beach did we see lifeguards rescue a surfer in trouble?

Crew members from season 3 of Saving Lives at Sea.

Well done!

RNLI lifeguards at Fistral Beach rescued a surfer who had been swept towards rocks.

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An RNLI lifeguard on a rescue watercraft goes to the rescue of a surfer in trouble

Not quite...

RNLI lifeguards at Fistral Beach rescued a surfer who had been swept towards rocks.

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An RNLI lifeguard on a rescue watercraft goes to the rescue of a surfer in trouble

Saving Lives at Sea: Frequently Asked Questions  

How can I watch Saving Lives at Sea?

You can watch the new series (series 7) of Saving Lives at Sea when it comes out on BBC2. You may also be able to watch episodes from previous series of the show on BBC iPlayer. 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?

Check out the website magazine articles below – you'll find extra, behind-the-scenes content for each of the new episodes as they come out on TV.

You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter, where we will be sharing all sorts of extra content for each episode. Join the conversation by using #SavingLivesAtSea when you post online.

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?

If you enjoyed the rescue stories told in Saving Lives at Sea, make sure you sign up to our RNLI Life email newsletter. You'll receive regular emails that will keep you updated on everything happening at the RNLI.