HAMPSHIRE lifesavers will features in new series of popular TV documentary Saving Lives at Sea.

The volunteer lifeboat crew of Calshot RNLI will be taking to the small screen as they feature in the BBC TV series.

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 every one.

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 airs on BBC Two on Tuesdays at 8pm, as well as being available on BBC iPlayer following broadcast.

Real 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, on 28 September, see Calshot RNLI tasked to a father and son in difficultly whilst jet skiing, alongside rescue stories from their colleagues at other stations and beaches around our coasts.

Tony Carrier, Helm of the Calshot 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 will continue throughout September and October on BBC Two.