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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

#24 – HORSE IN MUD – 12/05/2019

#24 – HORSE IN MUD – 12/05/2019

Our volunteers were called to Brean beach this evening at 6:21 pm by Burnham Coastguards amid reports that a horse...
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#23 – VEHICLE IN WATER – 04/05/2019

#23 – VEHICLE IN WATER – 04/05/2019

Our crews were called to Brean beach at 7.39 pm by Coastguards after a car had become stranded in the...
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#22 – MEDI VAC – 22/04/2019

#22 – MEDI VAC – 22/04/2019

Our crews were called out to help Coastguards and ambulance crews attending a person in difficulty on Burnham Beach near...
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#21 – VEHICLE IN WATER – 20/04/2019

#21 – VEHICLE IN WATER – 20/04/2019

Our volunteers were called out at 7.36 pm by Coastguards (on our second call-out of the night) to reports of...
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#20 – FAMILY IN MUD – 20/04/2019

#20 – FAMILY IN MUD – 20/04/2019

Our volunteers were called out by Coastguards at 5.39 pm today after reports of three people in difficulty in mud...
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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.

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.

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 May 2019

TimeTypeHeight
04:12Low0.3m
09:52High10.2m
16:22Low0.7m
22:06High10.1m

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