Coastguards set for screen role

PUBLISHED: 13:29 29 August 2008 | UPDATED: 09:34 10 June 2010

FRIDAY, AUGUST 29: EXMOUTH coastguards are to become stars of the small screen and appear in the next series of the BBC's Seaside Rescue. The coastguard team will be periodically followed by a BBC camera crew from now until late autumn. The Exmouth coastguards also have a h

EXMOUTH coastguards are to become stars of the small screen and appear in the next series of the BBC's Seaside Rescue.The coastguard team will be periodically followed by a BBC camera crew from now until late autumn.The Exmouth coastguards also have a helmet-cam to film any rescues which take place when the BBC film crew is out of town.The series, which also features coastguards from Land's End, is to be aired in 2009.Exmouth's RNLI crew, which works closely with the coastguard team, could also appear on screen if the two beach emergency services are tasked to the same rescue. Coastguard spokesman Fred Caygill said the coastguard had worked with the BBC Bristol programme makers for a number of years, highlighting the work of the volunteer beach emergency service team.Mr Caygill said Exmouth was chosen to be filmed for the sixth series because of the different types of rescues the busy team regularly carries out."They are a multi-discipline team, meaning they are trained to rescue people from cliffs, mud and they have a coastal search team. They have three main disciplines, whereas other stations don't," said Mr Caygill.

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