Lifeguards from Woolacombe beach will be on a brand new BBC Two documentary starting this week, which follows the lifesaving work of the RNLI.

RNLI lifeguards from Woolacombe Beach will be on a new television show this week.

The first episode of the BBC TV series Saving Lives at Sea will air on Wednesday evening.

The 12-part documentary will be shown on BBC Two and follows the lifesaving work of the RNLI.

Woolacombe RNLI lifeguards, including Niall Deasy, will feature in the first episode of Saving Lives At Sea on BBC Two, 8-9pm on Wednesday.Woolacombe RNLI lifeguards, including Niall Deasy, will feature in the first episode of Saving Lives At Sea on BBC Two, 8-9pm on Wednesday.

This forthcoming episod sees RNLI Lifeguards at Woolacombe Beach help a woman with a dislocated shoulder, alongside rescue stories from their colleagues at other stations and beaches around our coasts.

Following the success of the four-part first series, which was broadcast last year, this series features more episodes and more real-life rescue footage, accompanied by heart-warming and emotive testimonials from the crew, lifeguards and the people they rescue.

The series has been filmed 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.

Woolacombe RNLI lifeguards will feature in the first episode of Saving Lives At Sea on BBC Two, 8-9pm on Wednesday.Woolacombe RNLI lifeguards will feature in the first episode of Saving Lives At Sea on BBC Two, 8-9pm on Wednesday.

Last year alone, RNLI lifeboat crews around the UK and Ireland rescued 8,643 people, saving 431 lives, while the charity's lifeguards responded to 17,414 incidents and saved 127 lives on some of the UK's busiest beaches.

Saving Lives at Sea is broadcast weekly from Wednesday, August 16, to Wednesday, November 1, on BBC Two at 8pm.

The series is made for the BBC by Blast! Films.