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

#14 – PERSON IN MUD – 2022/07/23

Our volunteers were called out by HM Coastguard at 12.17pm to assist a person stranded in mud on Weston beach...
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#13 – PERSON IN MUD – 2022/07/13

BARB CALL-OUT #13: Monday July 13th. An early start for our volunteers, who were called out by HM Coastguard at...
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#11 – MISSING PERSON – 2022/07/04

Our volunteers were called out by HM Coastguard at 11.47pm to assist in the search for a missing person in...
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#09 – PERSON IN MUD – 2022/06/12

Our volunteers were called out by HM Coastguard at 3.42pm this afternoon to reports of a person stuck in knee-deep...
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#08 – PERSONS IN MUD – 2022/05/18

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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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

13 August 2022

TimeTypeHeight
03:02low-0.37m
08:38high11.14m
15:24low-0.3m
20:58high11.58m

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WEATHER FORECAST

Burnham-on-Sea Seafront
13/08/2022, 10:46 pm
18.8
°C
18
km/h
0.0
mm
75
%
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