Devon and Cornwall RNLI Teams Feature in Upcoming BBC Documentary
There is no denying the local RNLI teams do a heroic job patrolling the coastline near our caravan parks in Devon and Cornwall.
Over the last several months their efforts have been documented by BBC film crews and will be released later this spring as ‘Saving Lives at Sea’.
Lifeboat teams from Devon and Cornwall, as well as Blackpool, Tower, Oban, Eastbourne and Brighton will feature in the documentary series, which follows the lives of the committed volunteers who are on call 24/7 to help at sea.
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Community Lifesaving and Fundraising Director, Leesa Harwood, said: “We're excited and proud to be involved in the BBC's Do Something Great season and to have the opportunity to showcase the work of our courageous volunteers on BBC One.”
“Last year alone our courageous lifeboat crews rescued almost 8,000 people and saved 348 lives, while over 20,000 people across the UK and Ireland volunteer their time to raise the funds that enable our crews to continue their lifesaving work.”
Other filming locations included the Mumbles, Abersoch and New Quay in Wales.
The series forms part of a special volunteering season by the BBC called Do Something Great.
Leesa added: “We hope that lots of people tune in, enjoy the series and learn more about our lifesaving charity.”
Look out for the series airing later this spring – you might see some familiar locations from time spent on your caravan holidays in the South West.