RNLI lifesavers from Lough Derg to feature in new series of popular TV documentary, ‘Saving Lives at Sea’

Real life rescue footage captured on their helmet cameras gives a frontline view of how the charity’s lifesavers risk their own lives as they go to the aid of those in danger at sea and strive to save every one.
RNLI lifesavers from Lough Derg to feature in new series of popular TV documentary, 'Saving Lives at Sea'

Lough Derg RNLI

Now in its fifth series, the 10-part documentary showcases the lifesaving work of the RNLI’s volunteer lifeboat crews and lifeguards from around Ireland and the UK. The series will air on BBC Two on Thursdays at 8pm, as well as being available on BBC iPlayer following broadcast.

Real rescue footage is accompanied by emotive interviews from the volunteer lifeboat crews and lifeguards alongside the people they rescue and their families.
In a forthcoming episode, to be air on October 13, viewers will see Lough Derg RNLI rescue a man who fell overboard in rough weather and an eerie night time launch in fog, alongside rescue stories from their colleagues at other stations and beaches around our coasts.
Eleanor Hooker Helm of the Lough Derg RNLI lifeboat crew featured in the October 13 episode , says:
‘It’s great that we can showcase the lifesaving work of RNLI volunteers in a TV programme like this. In recent months, the pandemic has presented RNLI volunteers with additional challenges, but we’ve continued to maintain a 24/7 search and rescue service. This year, due to Covid, fundraising events have been cancelled and we’ve seen a drop in our charitable income. Without the generous support and donations from the public, we wouldn’t be able to save lives at sea. It’s great that with the Saving Lives at Sea programme our supporters can see what we do out on a Shout, and from the comfort of their own home. We need their support more than ever during these challenging times.’
During 2019, RNLI lifeboat crews around Ireland and the UK rescued 9,412 people, saving 211 lives, while the charity’s lifeguards aided 32,207 people and saved 118 lives on some of the UK’s busiest beaches.
The first episode of series five of Saving Lives at Sea was broadcast September 17 on BBC Two, and will continue throughout October and November.

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