Author: Michael Young

BARB’s crews were called out by Coastguards to assist the driver of a stranded ice cream van on Burnham beach. The vehicle’s wheels had sunk into the soft sand near the jetty after a heavy rain storm. The jetty supervisor contacted Coastguards for help and...

We were called out at 11.18am by HM Coastguard to assist in the search for a missing person. A vulnerable elderly person had been reported missing on the border of Berrow and Brean. Police units were already conducting a search and to help bolster the numbers of...

Our volunteers were called out by Coastguards at 8.02pm following a report from a beach walker that two children were stuck in mud on Brean beach with an incoming tide. Both our hovercrafts were immediately launched from Burnham beach and were quickly on scene. The crafts were...

Our volunteers were called out by Coastguards at 2.30pm to assist in the rescue of two people stuck in mud at Brean. The two young ladies had been trying stand-up paddle boarding for the first time and unfortunately had got into difficulty in the mud on...

Two kayakers were flown to safety on BARB's rescue hovercraft and Coastguards at Brean beach this afternoon. The beach warden raised the alarm at 2.45pm after spotting a man and woman in mud about half a mile from the top of the beach on the...

Our volunteers were called to an ice cream van that was briefly stuck in mud on a local beach. Fortunately, the vehicle managed to self rescue as we were arriving....

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...