SAVING LIVES IN SOMERSET SINCE 1992

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BARB operates life-saving hovercraft and rescue boats.

BARB Search & Rescue – which was formed in 1992 as Burnham Area Rescue Boat – has a great team of dedicated of local volunteers who operate our hovercraft and inshore rescue boats. We have saved hundreds of lives in Somerset and are on call 24-hours a day. We rely on your donations to keep our independent charity running.

RECENT CALLOUTS

#08 – PERSONS IN MUD – 18/05/2022

BARB CALL-OUT #08: Saturday May 21st. Our volunteers were called out by HM Coastguard at 7.40pm this evening to reports...
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#07 – MISSING PERSON – 16/05/2022

Our volunteers were called out by HM Coastguard at 10.38pm on Monday May 16th to assist in the search for...
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#06 – POSSIBLE ORDNANCE – 06/04/2022

BARB’s crew was called to Weston beach today to assist a bomb disposal team investigate a possible ordnance device found...
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#05 – PERSON IN MUD- 2022/04/15

BARB CALL-OUT #04: April 15. Our volunteers were called out at 4pm due to concern for a woman stuck in...
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#03 – MISSING PERSON – 2022/03/14

Our volunteers were called away from their Valentine’s Day evenings at 8.41pm to search for a missing person alongside Burnham...
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JOIN THE TEAM

 

BARB is always on the look out for dedicated volunteers to help us with a wide variety of roles from crew members to fundraising.

HELP US TO HELP OTHERS

As an independent charity, we rely on your donations. Support BARB’s life-saving work by making a one off or monthly donation.

FIND OUT WHAT WE DO

 

BARB is a registered charity that operates two life-saving rescue hovercraft and an inshore rescue boat in the Bridgwater Bay area.

A Brief History Of BARB

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1992

BARB (Burnham Area Rescue Boat) was Founded

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1994

BARB station built with help from a BBC TV show

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2002

Lelaina Hall Tragedy

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2003

Spirit of Lelaina hovercraft launches

TIDE TIMES

27 June 2022

TimeTypeHeight
06:23high9.45m
13:00low0.93m
18:43high9.67m

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WEATHER FORECAST

Burnham-on-Sea Seafront
27/06/2022, 7:17 pm
18.8
°C
18
km/h
0.0
mm
75
%
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