Penarth crew feature in BBC's lifesaving documentary

By Nub News Reporter

26th Sep 2022 | Local News

Tom Quinn and Liv Quinn, two of the crew members who will feature in this week's episode.
Tom Quinn and Liv Quinn, two of the crew members who will feature in this week's episode.

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) volunteer crew from Penarth will feature in the brand new series of popular BBC Two programme Saving Lives at Sea this week.

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 broadcast at 8pm on BBC Two and will 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.

The forthcoming episode, on Thursday 29 September, includes RNLI Penarth's rescue of a paddleboarder swept out into the channel, alongside rescue stories from other RNLI stations and beaches around our coasts.

Liv Quinn, volunteer crew member at RNLI Penarth, who will feature in the upcoming episode, says: "Our lifesaving work wouldn't be possible without donations from the public and we're 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.

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