HIGH flying life savers are being filmed for a TV programme about the work of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

The air ambulance team are being filmed for the fourth series of Helicopter Heroes which is to be screened on TV during September.

The fly-on-the-wall documentary series follows the paramedics as they deploy to help seriously ill patients around the region.

The new series will feature exciting real-life rescue missions with air ambulance staff working with mountain rescue and emergency services.

It will include dramatic footage such as a race to save a seriously injured motorcyclist and the fight to save a man’s severed leg.

In one programme a close colleague of the air paramedics becomes a patient and they struggle to save his life.

Dr Alison Walker is the medical director of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance and Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust.

She said: "The programme gives viewers a real insight into the vital work of the air ambulance as an integral part of the emergency ambulance service in Yorkshire.

"Patient care is our utmost priority and there are some really good examples in this series of the excellent clinical care provided by ambulance paramedics."

It is to be presented on Mondays on BBC1 at 9.15pm by Crimewatch frontman Rav Wilding.

Ian Cundall, BBC editor of Helicopter Heroes, said: "We believe some of the stories we have captured on film are truly inspiring.

"We’re very grateful to the paramedics, doctors, pilots and patients of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance who have allowed us to give BBC viewers a real insight into their life-saving work."