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

#22 – KAYAKERS IN MUD – 07/08/2020

Two kayakers were flown to safety on BARB's rescue hovercraft and Coastguards at Brean beach this afternoon. The beach warden...
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#21 – ICE CREAM VAN – 01/08/202

Our volunteers were called to an ice cream van that was briefly stuck in mud on a local beach. Fortunately,...
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#20 – PERSON IN MUD – 29/07/2020

Our volunteers were called out by Coastguards this morning at 11.43am following concern for a woman stuck in mud on...
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#19- MAMMAL ON TIDELINE – 24/07/2020

BARB’s Marine Mammal Medics were contacted by Brean Parish Council’s beach manager at 10am regarding a mammal stranded on the...
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#18 – MULTI-AGENCY SEARCH FOR A MISSING PERSON – 18/07/2020

Our volunteers were called to Brean Down at 1.50pm by HM Coastguard to join a multi-agency search for a missing...
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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

09 August 2020

TimeTypeHeight
05:22Low1m
11:02High9.4m
17:23Low1.2m
23:16High9.4m

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WEATHER FORECAST

Burnham-on-Sea Seafront
09/08/2020, 11:53 am
18.8
°C
18
km/h
0.0
mm
75
%
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