The volunteer lifeboat crew of Hoylake RNLI will take to the small screen tonight as they feature in another episode of the BBC TV series Saving Lives at Sea.

The new 10-part series features real rescues carried out by the charity’s volunteer lifeboat crews and lifeguards around the UK and Ireland – including Hoylake RNLI.

Each programme gives a unique insight into the lives and work of the charity’s lifesavers who are needed more than ever before, rescuing thousands of people and saving hundreds of lives around our coastline and on inland waterways every year. The new series features more dramatic real-life rescue footage, accompanied by emotive testimonials from the volunteer crews, lifeguards and the people they rescue and their families.

This forthcoming episode - Tuesday, September 10 - sees Hoylake's Rescue Hovercraft launch to a man stuck in the mud with fast-rising tide. This dramatic rescue will be shown alongside rescue stories from their colleagues at other stations and beaches around our coasts.

Dave Noble, one of the crew who features in the episode said: "Everyone here at Hoylake Lifeboat Station is excited that we’re appearing on Saving Lives at Sea yet again.

"This new episode shows the dangers of getting stuck in the mud, and shows how we use our mud rescue equipment to get people out of trouble.

"We hope that everyone at home tunes in to watch it, and that our supporters can see what their donations help us to achieve."

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.

Saving Lives at Sea began on August 27, at 8pm, on BBC 2, and will continue throughout September and October.

Last year alone, RNLI lifeboat crews around the UK and Ireland rescued 9,412 people, saving 211 lives, while the charity’s lifeguards aided 32,207 people and saved 118 lives on some of the UK’s busiest beaches.