July 2020

Our volunteers were called out at 5.45pm by Coastguards to reports of two people stuck in mud during thick fog on Burnham beach near the low lighthouse. The two people had become disorientated during the rapidly-forming fog and then become stuck, prompting them to call 999...

Our volunteers were called out by Coastguards just before mid-day to reports of a walker in the sea, possibly cut off by the incoming tide on Burnham beach near the low lighthouse. BARB’s crew assisted Coastguards in locating and identifying the person, who was quickly confirmed...

Our volunteers were called out by Coastguards at 9.54am this morning to assist in the search for a high-risk missing person between Brean and Berrow. As our crewmembers were kitting up ready to leave our station in Burnham we received the very welcome news that the...

Our crew were called out by Coastguards after two people and a dog were reported to have become surrounded by the incoming tide on Burnham's south beach. Several of our crew - who were already at our station doing training work - were able to quickly...

Our volunteers had an early morning call-out today after Coastguards requested our assistance at 1.57am to assist in the search for a vulnerable missing person in Burnham. Our crews searched the seafront and beach in the darkness on foot and using our rescue hovercraft. Working closely with...

Our crews were called out by HM Coastguard at 1.29pm to Uphill beach following a report from a walker of a suspicious object seen in the mud, possibly a person. As our crew were en route to Uphill we received a further update from Coastguards that...

Our volunteers were called out at 4.07pm to Brean beach at the request of the beachwarden after a 7.5 tonne horse box had become stuck in soft sand. The BARB crew drove to the stranded vehicle near to Brean Down and found its wheels had sunk...

Our volunteers were called out at 9.19am by Coastguards to assist in the search for a missing 56 year-old man in Weston Woods. Working closely with Police, Coastguards and other agencies, our crewmembers took part in a six-hour search of the area, scouring the woodland and...

BARB was called out at 9.29pm by HM Coastguard to reports of a person possibly in river water near the Clink in Bridgwater. Our water rescue technicians and other crewmembers were called out alongside Police, the fire service, ambulance, Burnham Coastguards and HART. BARB’s inshore rescue boat,...

Our volunteers were called out at 2.10pm to Berrow Beach to assist in a search operation for a missing person reported to be in a ‘distressed state’. Our crew quickly arrived on scene with our hovercrafts to conduct a search of the beach alongside Coastguards. Fortunately, our...