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

#03 – STRANDED CAR – 14/01/2021

BARB crew was called out at 12.56pm today to a car stranded on the beach at Brean. A small group...
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#02 – MEDICAL EVACUATION – 08/01/2021

  BARB’s crews were called out by HM Coastguard at 12.53pm to help with a medical evacuation on Brean Down....
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#01 – STRANDED DOLPHIN- 03/01/2021

A team of marine mammal medics from Burnham’s BARB Search & Rescue was called to a dolphin stranded on Sand...
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#33 – CHILD STUCK IN MUD – 30/12/2020

BARB was called out this morning by HM Coastguard after a child was reported to be stuck in knee-deep mud...
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#32 – STRANDED CAMPERVAN – 27/12/2020

BARB was contacted by Brean’s beach warden at 4.40pm to help a family whose campervan had become stranded at Brean...
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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

22 January 2021

TimeTypeHeight
00:19High8.1m
06:54Low2.3m
12:59High8m
19:39Low2.3m

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WEATHER FORECAST

Burnham-on-Sea Seafront
22/01/2021, 7:27 pm
18.8
°C
18
km/h
0.0
mm
75
%
BARB Map