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

#10 – SEARCH FOR MISSING CHILD – 24/04/2021

Our volunteers were called out to Brean beach at 5.45pm to assist Coastguards in the search for a missing child....
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#09 – STRANDED VEHICLE – 18/04/2021

Our volunteers were called out to Brean beach for a second time of the day, at 7.29pm, when the beach...
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#08 – VEHICLE RECOVERY – 18/04/2021

Our team was called out by Brean’s beach warden at 12.49pm to assist the driver of a Ford Fiesta car...
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#07 – CHILDREN IN MUD – 11/04/2021

Our team was tasked to Brean beach at 4.08pm to assist Burnham Coastguards after concerns were raised by the beach...
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#06 – REPORT OF STRANDED KAYAK – 10/04/202

BARB’s volunteers were tasked with assisting Burnham and Weston Coastguards when three people were reported to be potentially stranded in...
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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

16 May 2021

TimeTypeHeight
04:14low0.9m
10:08high9.4m
16:28low0.9m
22:18high9.4m

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WEATHER FORECAST

Burnham-on-Sea Seafront
16/05/2021, 4:11 am
18.8
°C
18
km/h
0.0
mm
75
%
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