LIFEBOAT volunteers will have their moment in the spotlight as crews from Poole will feature on the BBC 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.

Now in its sixth series, the 10-part documentary showcases the lifesaving work of the RNLI’s volunteer lifeboat crews and lifeguards from around the UK and Ireland.

This forthcoming episode, on October 19, sees Poole RNLI go to the aid of a person who had fallen from a footpath near to the water’s edge in the backwaters of Poole Harbour.

With an evacuation needed by lifeboat and with suspected spinal injuries, the volunteers skills were put to the test. Also featuring are rescue stories from their colleagues at other stations and beaches around our coasts.

Dave Riley, helm of the Poole lifeboat crew, said: “It's great that we can showcase the lifesaving work of RNLI volunteers in a TV programme like this.

“Without the generous support and donations from the public, we wouldn’t be able to save lives at sea and it’s great to be able to share what we do with our supporters from the comfort of their own home.”

Saving Lives at Sea airs at 8pm on BBC Two and will continue throughout and October.