July 2020

Our volunteers were called out by Coastguards this morning at 11.43am following concern for a woman stuck in mud on Brean Beach with the sea incoming around her. This was a highly time-critical incident and our team quickly took our hovercraft to the scene. Fortunately,...

BARB’s Marine Mammal Medics were contacted by Brean Parish Council’s beach manager at 10am regarding a mammal stranded on the tideline on the beach. BARB attended the scene and quickly found a porpoise which was sadly deceased and had several injuries on its body, possibly from...

Our volunteer crewmembers were called out at 2.55pm today to assist Coastguards in the rescue of a dog walker who was reported to be stuck in soft sand and mud on Burnham beach. BARB’s Spirit Of Lelaina 2 hovercraft was quickly launched from Burnham’s main beach...

Our crews were tasked at 5.22pm by Coastguards to reports of a person struggling in mud around the Knightstone area of Weston beach. One of BARB’s hovercrafts was sent immediately to the scene, alongside Weston and Clevedon Coastguards, and Avon Fire & Rescue’s FireFly hovercraft. As BARB’s...

Our crews were called out by Coastguards at 2.34pm amid concern for the welfare of several people in mud on Berrow beach. Our hovercraft launched from Burnham beach and flew along the coastline to Berrow where two youngsters and an adult were helped from the mud...

BARB's volunteer crewmembers were called out at 4.03pm by HM Coastguard following reports of a person in the mud in Weston bay spotted by the Weston Seafront Rangers. Two mud rescue technicians from Weston-Super-Mare Coastguard Rescue Team were deployed with mud extraction kit on our hovercrafts. Also requested were...

ARB CALL-OUT #13: June 8th BARB's volunteer crewmembers were called out at 4.38pm by HM Coastguard to search the tideline near Burnham’s low lighthouse after a report of ‘cries for help’ being heard. Our hovercrafts were launched from Burnham beach and flew along the sands to the...

Our volunteers were called out last night at 10.33pm to join Police, Coastguards and Weston RNLI in an extensive search of the coastline for a missing person, a 73-year-old man from Highbridge. Our team was tasked with searching the beach between Burnham and Brean Down using...

BARB CALL-OUT #11: June 1st. Our crews were called out alongside Coastguards and the RNLI shortly after 8.30pm following reports of a dog in the sea and concern for the welfare of the owner near the low lighthouse. Our crew immediately prepared our hovercraft for launch and,...