RHYL Lifeboat volunteers will feature in the ninth series of popular tv show Saving Lives at Sea.

The new series comes in the wake of an incredible milestone for the RNLI; the charity marked two centuries of lifesaving on 4 March 2024.

After a special first episode which took a closer look at RNLI crews’ involvement in the Second World War, nine further episodes in the series focus on the lifesaving work of today’s lifeboat crews and lifeguards, featuring footage captured on helmet and boat cameras including Rhyl RNLI.

A spokesperson from the RNLI said: "Viewers will be able to watch dramatic rescues as they unfold through the eyes of RNLI lifesavers, as well as meeting the people behind the pagers and hearing from the rescuees and their families who, thanks to the RNLI, are here to tell the tale."

The forthcoming episode, on Tuesday, April 23, sees Rhyl RNLI launch their all weather Shannon Class lifeboat Anthony Kenneth Heard to the aid of a stricken yacht in bad weather.

The yacht has lost all power and is drifting towards a wind farm. There is a 75-year-old skipper at the helm and his two young grandsons below deck.

RNLI Rhyl Coxswain Martin Jones said: “It’s great for the Rhyl station and it’s volunteer crew to be showcased in the upcoming episode of Saving Lives At Sea.

"The featured ‘shout’ is a great demonstration of our crews commitment and dedication to helping those in need at sea."

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.

Saving Lives at Sea is broadcast at 8pm on Tuesdays on BBC Two and iPlayer.