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

#26 – MEDICAL INCIDENT- 24/08/2021

BARB’s team of volunteers was called out by Coastguards to the seafront near Burnham Yacht Club at 12.21pm to assist...
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#25 – MISSING CHILD – 22/08/2021

Our volunteers were called out at 5.50pm to Berrow beach by Coastguards where a girl was reported to have gone...
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#24 – LADY STUCK IN MUD – 10/08/2021

BARB CALL-OUT #24: August 10. BARB’s volunteers were called out at 1.58pm to Brean beach by Coastguards where the beachwarden...
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#23 – FAMILY IN DIFFICULTY – 29/07/2021

The BARB team was called out by Coastguards at 4.48pm to Brean beach after reports of a family in difficulty...
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#21 – SEARCH FOR MISSING PERSON – 26/07/2021

BARB’s volunteers were called at 17:06 to assist Avon and Somerset Police with searching for a missing person. Thankfully as...
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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

19 October 2021

TimeTypeHeight
01:08low0.04m
06:50high10.59m
13:30low0.02m
19:10high11.03m

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WEATHER FORECAST

Burnham-on-Sea Seafront
19/10/2021, 4:03 am
18.8
°C
18
km/h
0.0
mm
75
%
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