Next Episode of Close Calls: On Camera is
Season 5 / Episode 8 and airs on 24 May 2017 10:45
A look at the split-second decisions that can change a everyday event into a disaster.
A young man disappears down a huge crack in the ice thousands of feet up a mountain. It's all captured on his friend's helmet camera.
When a family car catches fire at a safari park, there is no way out - the car is inside the lion enclosure.
CCTV captures the moment a motorbike hits a car, catapulting a married couple metres through the air. They tell their remarkable story of rescue and survival and relive the moment their journey home changed their lives forever.
A cyclist disappears under the wheels of an 18-ton truck, a 16-year-old gets stuck in a drain trying to rescue her mobile phone and a camera in a train cab captures the moment a woman is pulled from the live rail track to safety.
An extreme sportsman films himself plummeting down a 1,000-foot cliff and his parachute fails to open properly. He explains why his survival is nothing short of miraculous. Plus the moment a six-year-old girl takes charge after her mother falls into a coma at the wheel.
A man fights for life for 90 minutes alone in the cold waters of the north Pacific Ocean - the rescue is captured by a yacht's onboard cameras. A road worker tells the tale of what happens when drivers don't see the cones.
A 70-year-old pilot is hurled out of his glider after a mid-air collision, and a son sets out to film a skiing race with his dad but ends up filming his father's accident.
When a farmer is speared by his own tractor, the scale of the drama is captured in his neighbour's 999 call to the ambulance. Elsewhere, a free solo climber films his own frightening fall from a sheer rock face.
A display at an air show goes horribly wrong - with a vintage plane diving straight into the ground, the pilot has to make a split-second decision. And CCTV records a mystery explosion blasting out from under a busy central London pavement.
When fire engulfs a brand new boat, two men battle to launch a life raft - with their hair and clothes on fire. Elsewhere, a charity climber makes a last-minute change of plan and ends up being airlifted to safety.
Motorists struggle to save a woman trapped in her crashed car - it's on fire, and they have only moments to get her out. Elsewhere, a young motorcyclist films his own lucky escape on a busy roundabout.
Dramatic stories of people who have had a brush with disaster, including one of the most horrific falls a jockey has survived in the history of British horseracing and a chilling 999 call - a seven-year-old girl has been swallowed up by the ground.
A TV cameraman's parachute opens too late to prevent him hitting a mountainside at 100 miles per hour and a horse rolls on top of its fallen teenage rider.
A kayaker is stuck fast with his head underwater in the rapids, and his friends have seconds to save him. Plus a car collides with a train on a level crossing and the driver is trapped inside.
The moment a bungee rope breaks and a British holidaymaker falls head first into water. Plus a desperate mayday call - a son has had to swim away from his father floating helplessly miles out to sea.
A woman in her 80s makes a 999 call for help as fire engulfs her home. Plus the dramatic moment a 19-year-old is brought back to life after his heart stops during a cardiac arrest.
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