VOLUNTEERS from Poole RNLI will be featuring in the BBC One documentary series Saving Lives at Sea tonight. 

The volunteer lifeboat crew of Poole RNLI will be taking to the screen tonight, October 19, as they feature in the penultimate episode of the BBC TV series 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 everyone.

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.

The series has been airing on BBC Two on Tuesdays at 8pm, as well as being available on BBC iPlayer following broadcast.

Rescue footage is accompanied by emotive interviews from the volunteer lifeboat crews and lifeguards alongside the people they rescue and their families.

This forthcoming episode 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 featured in the forthcoming episode, 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."

During 2020, RNLI lifeboat crews around the UK and Ireland aided 8,374 people, saving 239 lives, while the charity’s lifeguards aided 25,172 people and saved 110 lives on some of the UK’s busiest beaches.

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