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RTE 1 Starts New 'Townlands' Series
07 Jun 2002 :
Townlands, the documentary series which features the work of independent film-makers from all corners of Ireland, returns to RTÉ One for a new summer run this week.

'Townlands' first episode 'Body Searchers' is on RTE1 on Wednesday 19 June, at 8.30pm.

This new 13-part new series starts with a moving look at the harrowing work done by the 'Search and Recovery Unit' of the Grainne Uaile Diving Club in Ballina, Co. Mayo.

The Grainne Uaile was formed in 1981 primarily as a recreational club for sports divers. Due to its geographical location, surrounded by hundreds of miles of treacherous coastline and inland waterways, members of the club set up a 'search and recovery unit' to fulfil a need in the community. This voluntary organisation recovers bodies from seas, rivers, lakes and caves throughout the north Mayo area.

'Body Searchers' examines the emotional and physical implications of the dives, as members of the unit recall their most challenging recovery dives and highlight the perilous nature of their vocation. This thoroughly provocative programme embraces the bravery and humanity of these divers, and the inexplicable gratitude of grieving families.

Body recovery can be a very traumatic task, and therefore demands nerves of steel. So why do they do it? They do it because they can. They appreciate that they have the necessary skills, plus a knowledge of local waters - a trait that can speed up the recovery process. For these brave divers it is a means of giving something back to the community.

Body Searchers is made by G. Marsh Productions for RTÉ



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