Anstruther's crew and Stormy Sam led a parade to celebrate the Scottish Fisheries Museum 50th anniversary. The Museum, opposite the lifeboat station has cooperated with the station in the renovation of the ex-lifeboat "J and M Walker", which served at Anstruther from 1904 to 1933.
The episode, on Tuesday 18 September,saw Anstruther RNLI attend a walker who has fallen on a coastal chain walk and a woman, child and two dogs that have been cut off by the tide in Anstruther alongside rescue stories from their colleagues at other stations around our coasts.
Following the huge success of the two previous series, the most recent of which was broadcast last year, this series features more real-life rescue footage, accompanied by heart-warming and emotive testimonials from the volunteer crews, lifeguards and the people they rescue and their families.
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. Rescues from the RNLI’s archives are also revisited, and we get a glimpse into the everyday lives of the thousands of men and women who give up their time to save lives.
Last year alone, RNLI lifeboat crews around the UK and Ireland launched over 8,400 times, assisting over 8,000 people, while the charity’s lifeguards responded to 17,414 incidents and saved the lives of 127 people on some of the UK’s busiest beaches.
Saving Lives at Sea will be broadcast on BBC Two and will continue throughout September and October.