SAVING LIVES IN SOMERSET SINCE 1992

Welcome to BARB Search & Rescue

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

#27 – YOUNG LADY STUCK IN MUD – 27/09/2020

BARB’s crews were called out at 12pm by Coastguards to assist in the rescue of a young lady stuck in...
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#26 – STRANDED ICE CREAM VAN – 24/08/2020

BARB’s crews were called out by Coastguards to assist the driver of a stranded ice cream van on Burnham beach....
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#25 – SEARCH FOR MISSING PERSON – 12/08/2020

We were called out at 11.18am by HM Coastguard to assist in the search for a missing person. A vulnerable...
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#24 – REPORT OF CHILDREN IN MUD – 10/08/2020

Our volunteers were called out by Coastguards at 8.02pm following a report from a beach walker that two children were...
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#23 – TWO PEOPLE IN MUD – 09/08/2020

Our volunteers were called out by Coastguards at 2.30pm to assist in the rescue of two people stuck in mud...
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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

31 October 2020

TimeTypeHeight
00:56Low0.1m
06:30High10.6m
13:15Low0.2m
18:48High10.7m

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WEATHER FORECAST

Burnham-on-Sea Seafront
31/10/2020, 1:04 am
18.8
°C
18
km/h
0.0
mm
75
%
BARB Map