More of the Durban lifeguards

Durban lifeguards James, Cameron, Tammy, Sihle, Sue, Clint, Ant and MJ are the stars of the second series of Durban Beach Rescue.

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BY BILLY SUTER

DURBAN pulls the spotlight in the second season of the documentary series Durban Beach Rescue, which looks at the day to day challenges lifeguards face, from shark sightings to dangerous night-time rescue missions.

The show, launching on Monday, November 27, on DStv’s Travel Channel (channel 179), looks at how highly trained and heroic lifeguards  show what it takes to keep all beachgoers safe, especially during the holiday season.

“Over the 12-part series, viewers will come to know the lifeguards on the beaches from Wedge to uShaka, Umhlanga Main to Bronze Beach, and even further north to Ballito,” says a DStv spokesman.

A scene from the second season of Durban Beach Rescue.

“In series two, tempers are frayed when the lifeguards are faced with soaring temperatures, rough seas and capacity crowds. Could this year be the perfect storm?

 

“The lifeguards deal with drownings, resuscitations, missing people, injuries from the big blue and the effects of too much partying – and hundreds of rescues.”

The award-winning first series of Durban Beach Rescue, launched in 2015, remains the top performing show for Travel Channel South Africa.

According to Bronwyn Berry, executive producer of the series and the director of Ruby Rocket Media, viewers can expect a series even bigger and better than the first.

“The new season has even more beautiful beaches and more edge-of-your-seat rescue action, filmed by a fearless crew, and a team of elite lifeguards at the top of their game.

“This time round, the show is less about the crowds and more about the characters who work tirelessly to keep the holidaymakers safe. There are a lot of heroes on TV but these lifeguards are the real deal.”


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