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Follow the men and women who keep the English Channel open for shipping 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

As one of the world’s busiest stretches of water, the English Channel is packed with danger. Fortunately for those using these waters, an elite team of rescue agencies including the RNLI, the RAF, Customs and the Coastguard patrol 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

For them, drama comes in many forms – including the investigation of suspicious fishing trawlers, people missing at sea and smugglers bringing in contraband. They are ready to respond to every type of incident, risking their lives to avert disaster and make the Channel a safer place.

Sea Patrol UK shadows a major rescue operation to locate a reportedly suicidal man last seen heading towards the Dover cliff tops. With a cold winter night drawing in, police units on the ground and the RAF from air, launch a desperate bid to...

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