THE efforts of brave lifeboat volunteers in rescuing three children from a cave will be shown on television tomorrow (Tuesday) evening.

Dunbar’s RNLI crew feature in Saving Lives at Sea, which is shown on BBC Two and showcases the lifesaving work of the RNLI.

Last November, the lifeboat crew was called out on a Saturday afternoon to three youngsters playing near the ‘eye cave’, close to the town’s harbour, when they became cut off by a rising tide.

Coastguard and lifeboat crews managed to get to the youngsters – a boy and girl aged 12 and an 11-year-old girl – before they were injured.

The third episode of the series, which airs at 8pm, features the Dunbar crew, as well as other rescue stories from RNLI colleagues around Britain’s coast.

Gary Crowe, helm of the Dunbar lifeboat crew featured in the forthcoming episode, said: “It’s great to see the work we do on TV like this.

"We’re always grateful for the support we get from the public as we rely on donations to do what we do, so it great that all our supporters now get to see, from the comfort and safety of their own front rooms, exactly how they help us save lives.”

Each programme in the 10-episode series gives a 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 the 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.

Filming in Dunbar for the series took place earlier this 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, with viewers given a glimpse into the everyday lives of the thousands of men and women who give up their time to save lives.

The episode will also be available on the BBC iPlayer.