North Berwick's RNLI lifeboat crew feature on TV this week, showcasing a rescue they conducted during Storm Dennis.

The rescue, which took place in February 2020, will be shown on the next episode of Saving Lives at Sea on BBC Two along with interviews from the volunteer crew.

The call out, which earned the crew a commendation from the RNLI's director of lifesaving operations, took place near Gullane Bay.

Storm Dennis brought gale force winds to the country between February 15 and 17, 2020. Maximum gusts in excess of 50 knots (58mph) were recorded, bringing very rough seas to the East Lothian waters.

The RNLI's volunteers in North Berwick were called out to a windsurfer in trouble after their equipment had failed.

The person was able to call for help using a Personal Locator Beacon and mobile phone.

Crew members Stevie Wilson, Niall Grant and Hamish Barbour launched into the heavy seas, battling large waves and a headwind to reach the casualty.

Arriving on scene after 25 minutes, they started a search of the last known position, trying to spot the casualty through the waves and spray.

Niall Grant, North Berwick lifeboat helm, who features in the episode said: "Conditions on scene were pretty poor; the spray was making it very difficult to see and it was hard to hear each other over the howl of the wind. We had to rotate through positions aboard the lifeboat to reduce crew fatigue.

"Shortly after arriving on scene, Hamish spotted the casualty in the water, close to the rocks. Stevie, who was on the helm, had to time our approach just right, between waves to get close enough to haul the casualty on board."

"The casualty was very apologetic and obviously hugely grateful for being rescued. He had the correct safety equipment which ultimately saved his life, but the conditions had broken his windsurf, leaving him stranded in the water and being driven towards the rocks."

The casualty was returned to North Berwick safe and well.

Now in its eighth series, Saving Lives at Sea tells the story of the RNLI’s volunteer army of ordinary men and women ready to drop everything and put their lives on the line to save others.

North Berwick RNLI features in episode nine of series eight to be screened on Thursday, November 23 at 8pm on BBC Two. It will also be shown on BBC iPlayer.