Saving Lives At Sea | Series 8 Preview (BBC Two)
As well as dropping everything when the pager sounds, the volunteer crews of the RNLI also train regularly - so that when the call does come, everyone is primed and ready.
In Calshot, the crew’s medical training is tested to the limit as they respond to a young man who has lost consciousness in a jet ski accident.
Meanwhile, Jon, the full-time coxswain at Dover, needs all of his experience to rescue two anglers who are in danger of being washed off a pier.
The crews of New Brighton and Hoylake are forced to pool resources to help a man stuck in the mud as the tide rises around him. And in Hartlepool, the crew face an unusual challenge: picking up a chihuahua - and its owner - drifting out to sea on a paddleboard.
Saving Lives At Sea returns next Thursday at 8pm on BBC Two.