Author: Michael Young

Our team was tasked to Brean beach at 4.08pm to assist Burnham Coastguards after concerns were raised by the beach warden about three children wading through mud. The warden had spotted the three girls a long distance down the beach with a fast incoming tide nearby...

BARB’s volunteers were tasked with assisting Burnham and Weston Coastguards when three people were reported to be potentially stranded in kayaks on the north side of Brean Down. BARB’s hovercrafts were driven by road from Burnham to Uphill beach and then launched from the sands to...

BARB was called out at 12.07pm to reports of a dolphin stranded on the beach at Brean. After consulting with HM Coastguard and Brean’s beachwarden, BARB sent several of its trained Marine Mammal Medics to the beach. A beach walker had come across a two-metre long dolphin...

BARB crew was called out at 12.56pm today to a car stranded on the beach at Brean. A small group of our volunteers quickly freed the vehicle using spades and other equipment....

  BARB’s crews were called out by HM Coastguard at 12.53pm to help with a medical evacuation on Brean Down. The team headed to Brean Down where a walker had slipped on wet ground and suffered a suspected broken leg. The BARB team were quickly on scene to...

A team of marine mammal medics from Burnham’s BARB Search & Rescue was called to a dolphin stranded on Sand Bay beach near Weston this morning. The six foot common dolphin had washed up on the high tide and was stranded several hundred metres from the...

BARB was called out this morning by HM Coastguard after a child was reported to be stuck in knee-deep mud on Burnham beach near the Pavilion. Our volunteers took one of our hovercrafts to the beach ready to launch if needed while a truck was also...

BARB was contacted by Brean’s beach warden at 4.40pm to help a family whose campervan had become stranded at Brean Cove. Our volunteers headed to the scene in BARB’s trucks, all wearing PPE, after confirming the details with HM Coastguard. The stranded vehicle was near the...

BARB’s volunteers were contacted by a walker to help a couple rescue their dog stuck in mud on Burnham beach. Our team, who were already at our seafront station for training, contacted the Coastguard to alert them and we were then tasked by them to go...