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Ireland's Search and Rescue

For the past year, State Emergency Services and volunteer groups have been filming with RTÉ to capture rescues and tragedies as they unfold. With no second chances, this small and efficient band of professionals and volunteers often put themselves in danger for the lives of others. Capturing real rescues as they happen, this series was filmed using hundreds of small portable cameras.

For the first time ever, the series follows the Rapid Response Doctors who bring emergency medicine to the roadside. The result is a unique insight into an intimate and high octane world, where training, the human spirit and bravery triumph over adversity.

The series will feature amazing rescues from the RNLI, The Irish Coast Guard, Mountain Rescue Teams, The Rapid Response Doctors and the Cork City Fire Brigade as well as the work of Irish rescue workers in America and Australia.

Episodes

Episode 1

Irelands search and rescue captures real life rescues as they unfold. In this episode the rapid response doctors fight to save a six week old babys life.

Episode 2

Presented by Blathnaid NI Chofaigh.

Irelands search and rescue captures real life rescues as they unfold. In this episode, with a bus full of school children the cork city fire crew battle to extinguish a blazing bus fire.

Episode 3

In this episode the rapid response doctors are tasked to a car smash with a mum and baby trapped inside. The mum has fears for her babys life. Blathnaid is training with the Cork City fire crew, putting out car fires, and the crew are tasked to a blazing car fire in cork city.

Episode 4

Blathnaid is with the Irish Coast guard on night ops training. Also, a man has broken his leg up a tree, and the rapid response doctors are called.

Episode 6

Blathnaid is with the Irish Coast guard on night ops training. Also, a man has broken his leg up a tree, and the rapid response doctors are called.

Episode 8

Presented by Bláthnaid Ní Chofaigh, Ireland's Search and Rescue captures real rescues in the darkest nights and roughest seas. This week Blathnaid is out with the Irish Aircorp on maritime patrol. And the Irish Coast Guard works with other agencies to rescue a woman trapped in a cave.

Ireland's Search and Rescue
  • RTÉ One, Tuesday, 8.30pm