The rescue of a dog and three people from rocks at Brean Down is to be featured on national TV on Tuesday (September 4th).
BBC Two series Saving Lives at Sea, which showcases the lifesaving work of the RNLI, will feature the incident that occurred at Brean in July, as reported here.
A group of three people became cut off while walking along the base of the Down and their car also became stuck in the sea on Brean beach and was swamped by the incoming tide.
The Coastguard Operations Centre in Milford Haven called out Burnham Coastguards, Weston RNLI Lifeboats, Burnham’s BARB Search & Rescue, Police and an ambulance.
The 10-part documentary TV series is being shown on BBC Two on Tuesdays at 8pm, and features real rescues carried out by the RNLI around the UK.
The series gives a unique insight into the lives and work of the charity’s volunteer lifeboat crew members and lifeguards, who rescue thousands of people and save hundreds of lives around our coastline and on the River Thames every year.
Filming took place over the past year, with lifeboat crews and lifeguards carrying special cameras and welcoming film-makers into their day-to-day life.
Last year alone, RNLI lifeboat crews around the UK and Ireland launched over 8,400 times, assisting over 8,000 people, while the Weston crews launched 57 times, rescued over 15 persons and saved at least 5 lives.
In a further episode on Tuesday 18th September the Weston crew will be seen rescuing three boys cut off by the swift-flowing tides which rush past the island of Birnbeck. In the other incident the crew were called to find a Romanian man who had also been cut off by the tide. He did not know about the RNLI so hid at first because he thought that they were the police. After being reassured they were not the police he wanted to know how much he would be charged for being rescued.
Saving Lives at Sea will continue throughout August, September and October.