RESCUE 115 ***New Series***

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Rescue 115:

RTÉ cameras have been given exclusive access into the Irish Coast Guard’s helicopter Search and Rescue service based in Shannon. Filmed over a number of months, the six part series follows the rescue crews at Shannon Helicopter base, otherwise known as RESCUE 115, as they battle to save lives in one of the most hostile environments in the world.

Highlights from the series include the rescue of a group of young children stranded on a boat on the Shannon mud flats, and the dramatic rescue of a crew from a British nuclear submarine.

Programme One (of Six):
Even in the darkest nights and roughest seas, the men and women of the Irish Coast Guard continue to do a courageous job. With no second chances this small and efficient band of professionals and volunteers often put themselves in danger for the lives of others.

In this episode the Shannon based crew of Rescue 115 are called when a boatful of young children face danger on the river Shannon. In another area a man is dangerously close to falling into rough seas. and clings to some rocks with the hope of being rescued. And an injured woman on the top of Mount Brandon needs Rescue 115’s assistance.