Arbroath lifeboat crew to start in BBC show

Arbroath’s volunteer lifeboat crew will feature in the brand new series of popular BBC Two programme Saving Lives at Sea, which starts next week.

Mark Dowie
Monday, 26th September 2022, 7:00am
Arbroath lifeboat crew to start in BBC show

Featuring footage captured on helmet cameras, the primetime documentary series lets viewers witness rescues through the eyes of the RNLI lifesavers while meeting the people behind the pagers.

The popular 10-part documentary is now in its seventh series and includes the lifesaving work of RNLI lifeguards and volunteer lifeboat crews from around the UK and Ireland.

The series is aired on BBC Two and is also be available on BBC iPlayer following broadcast.

Including interviews with lifeboat crews and lifeguards, the series will also hear from the rescuees and their families who are here to tell the tale, thanks to the RNLI and their volunteer lifesavers.

This forthcoming episode, which will be broadcast on Thursday (September 29), includes Arbroath RNLI rescuing a dog that had fallen from Arbroath cliffs, alongside rescue stories from other RNLI stations and beaches around our coasts.

Michael Marr, Arbroath’s volunteer coxswain, who will feature in the upcoming episode, said: “Our lifesaving work would not be possible without donations from the public and we are delighted to be able to share a frontline view of the rescues they support with their kind generosity.”

In 2021, RNLI lifeboat crews around the UK and Ireland aided 12,903 people, saving 296 lives, while the charity’s lifeguards aided 18,180 people and saved 112 lives on some of the UK’s busiest beaches.

The charity operates more than 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland, more than 240 lifeguard units and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service.

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