BBC Saving Lives at Sea has been telling stories of courage about RNLI lifesavers for six series. From sinking ships to tidal cut-offs. From kayakers in distress to people 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 6 trailer

Saving Lives at Sea: Frequently Asked Questions  

Is the latest series of Saving Lives at Sea available on catch up?

The latest series (series 6) if Saving Lives at Sea is available on BBC iPlayer. There may be other episodes from previous series available on iPlayer too. 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?

Make sure you follow us on Facebook and Twitter, where we will be sharing all sorts of extra information and behind-the-scenes content for each episode. You can also 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.

 

More thrilling rescue stories

Jon stands on Mawgan Porth Beach with his lifeguard rescuers
Rescue
Rescue
‘It was like being in a washing machine’
Read more
2021 rescue roundup video thumbnail
Rescue
Rescue
Watch our 2021 rescue roundup
Read more
Three members of the Black Swimming Association float in the RNLI Sea Survival Pool
Rescue
Rescue
2021: Highlights of the year from your RNLI family
Read more
Penlee’s Watson motor lifeboat, Solomon Browne
Rescue
Rescue
Honouring the Solomon Browne
Read more