Australia is home to more than 11,000 beaches. At every one there's a chance you could get into trouble. Surf Patrol is an observational documentary series that takes viewers to the frontline of the daring and dangerous work carried out by Australia's volunteer lifesavers. This gripping 13-part series follows brave men and women as they patrol Australia's most popular and treacherous beaches. Lifesavers are rightly seen as the heroes of the surf as they put their own lives on the line to protect others. The red-and-yellow capped guardians of the beach battle harsh conditions and the temperamental surf to ensure the safety of others. Surf Patrol explores the lives and work of these real Aussie heroes as they perform some of the most remarkable rescues ever seen. Watch in awe as they help hapless overseas visitors and locals handle the perils and pleasure of the surf. Sadly, their rescue efforts sometimes end in tragedy. Many missing swimmers, often feared drowned, are young children. Amidst dramatic search efforts, they're forced to comfort frantic parents who are praying for their safe return.
A pregnant woman's life is on the line today on Surf Patrol. Drunken youths on the beach cause major headaches on the Gold Coast. Lifesavers rescue a grandfather but will they be able to find his missing grandson?