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Howth RNLI to Feature in New BBC Series of Popular TV Documentary

4th September 2018
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The volunteer lifeboat crew of Howth RNLI will be on TV screens Tuesday 4th September The volunteer lifeboat crew of Howth RNLI will be on TV screens Tuesday 4th September

The volunteer lifeboat crew of Howth RNLI will be on TV screens Tuesday 4th September as they feature in episode 4 of Series 3 of the BBC TV series Saving Lives at Sea, which showcases the lifesaving work of the RNLI. 

The 10-part documentary series is being shown on BBC Two on Tuesdays at 8pm, and features real rescues carried out by the charity’s lifeboat crews and lifeguards around Ireland and the UK, including Howth RNLI.

The series gives a unique insight into the lives and work of the charity’s volunteer lifeboat crew members and lifeguards, who rescue thousands of people and save hundreds of lives around our coastline and on the River Thames every year.

This forthcoming episode, on 4th September, sees Howth RNLI come to the assistance of 2 dinghy sailors, alongside rescue stories from their colleagues at other stations and beaches around our coasts.

Following the huge success of the two previous series, the most recent of which was broadcast last year, this series features more real-life rescue footage, accompanied by heart-warming and emotive testimonials from the volunteer crews, lifeguards and the people they rescue and their families.

Filming took place over the past year, with lifeboat crews and lifeguards carrying special cameras and welcoming film-makers into their day-to-day life. Rescues from the RNLI’s archives are also revisited, and we get a glimpse into the everyday lives of the thousands of men and women who give up their time to save lives.

Last year alone, RNLI lifeboat crews around the UK and Ireland launched over 8,400 times, assisting over 8,000 people, while the charity’s lifeguards responded to 17,414 incidents and saved the lives of 127 people on some of the UK’s busiest beaches.

Saving Lives at Sea will be broadcast on BBC Two and will continue throughout September and October.

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