July 2020

Our volunteers were called out by HM Coastguard at 5.04pm today to Weston beach where a man was reported to be struggling in deep mud a long distance from the shore, having attempted to reach the sea at low tide. Our Light Of Elizabeth 2 hovercraft...

BARB CALL-OUT #08: May 24th. As our hovercrafts were returning from Call-Out #07 near Berrow Point they spotted a suspicious object located on the very low tide line near Stert Island which needed investigating. Two of the Burnham Coastguard Mud Rescue Technicians got kitted up and once...

Our crews were called to Brean beach at 1.37pm by HM Coastguard to reports of a 'struggling kayaker' in the mud. Both BARB's hovercrafts were swiftly launched from Burnham beach and made quick progress along the sands to Brean. As we were approaching the scene, we received...

After a long period with no call-outs while local beaches have been mainly quiet during the lockdown, BARB’s volunteers were called out at 12.37pm today by HM Coastguard to reports of two persons stuck or struggling in mud on Berrow beach. Both our hovercraft were quickly...

BARB’s flood rescue team was deployed to South Wales this afternoon where Storm Dennis has caused localised severe flooding of homes. The BARB team, which is a declared national asset, was called out to provide support alongside other emergency services as part of Surf Life Saving...

A walker stuck in waist-deep mud on Weston beach has been rescued by the BARB hovercraft working closely with Coastguards this afternoon. BARB’s crews were called out by Coastguards at 3.30pm when the man was spotted in difficulty with the tide incoming nearby. Several Weston Coastguard Mud...

Our crews were called out at 5.35pm by Coastguards to assist with the medical evacuation of an injured dog walker on Berrow Beach. The lady had been pulled over near Berrow’s shipwreck by her dog and suffered a painful injury in the darkness. In biting cold winds...

Our volunteers were called out by Coastguards to investigate reports of a dog walker in potential difficulty on Burnham’s south beach. The owner’s pet had run out of sight across the mudflats at low tide and there was concern from the owner that they would be...