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

#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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#05 – TWO PERSONS ATTEMPTING TO REACH THE SEA – 30/03/2021

BARB's hovercrafts were called out at 5.19pm by Coastguards to help two persons attempting to reach the sea at low...
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#04 -STRANDED DOLPHIN – 13/03/2021

BARB was called out at 12.07pm to reports of a dolphin stranded on the beach at Brean. After consulting with...
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#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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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

18 April 2021

TimeTypeHeight
05:01low1m
10:56high9m
17:20low1.2m
23:10high8.9m

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WEATHER FORECAST

Burnham-on-Sea Seafront
18/04/2021, 4:03 am
18.8
°C
18
km/h
0.0
mm
75
%
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