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

#30 – FATHER AND SON STUCK IN MUD – 2021/10/21

Our volunteers were called out by Coastguards at 3.07pm after two people had become stuck in knee deep mud south...
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#29 – MULTI AGENCY INCIDENT – 04/10/2021

Called to assist with multi agency incident. No further details.
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#28 – MEDICAL INCIDENT – 22/09/2021

Called to assist SWASFT with medical incident in Burnham
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#27 – SEARCH – 26/08/2021

An early morning call-out for BARB’s volunteers when our pagers were sounded at 1.18am to assist Coastguards in the search...
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#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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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

25 October 2021

TimeTypeHeight
04:11low1.04m
09:55high9.76m
16:18low1.24m
22:11high9.45m

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WEATHER FORECAST

Burnham-on-Sea Seafront
25/10/2021, 10:57 pm
18.8
°C
18
km/h
0.0
mm
75
%
BARB Map