Author: Michael Young

BARB’s volunteers were called at 6.11pm to assist Burnham Coastguards with an incident on Brean beach. Two adults were reported by the beach warden to be struggling in mud with an incoming tide nearby and therefore BARB’s hovercraft was called in case a rescue was required....

BARB’s volunteers were called at 3.37pm to assist Burnham Coastguards with an incident on Burnham beach. A mobility scooter user had got stuck in mud near the low lighthouse and, after the lady had been helped free by the Coastguards, further assistance was required from BARB...

An early wake-up call for BARB’s volunteers today at 3.36am when we were tasked by Coastguards with searching for a missing person on Brean beach. The person was reported to be in difficulty in the mud and, as such, our hovercraft teams were tasked immediately to...

BARB’s volunteers were called to Weston beach on Monday by Coastguards amid concern for a dog walker and his pet. The dog had run off into the mud and had been struggling near the tideline at low tide. Our hovercraft travelled by road to Weston...

Our team was called out by Coastguards at 2.15pm today to Burnham beach where a lady was stuck knee-deep in mud near the Pavilion while reaching her dog. The RNLI Lifeguards had spotted the lady and alerted the passing Coastguard patrol vehicle to the lady's...

Our team was called out at 2.50pm today to Berrow where the beach warden had reported a car stuck in soft sand at the top of the beach. Our crew used spades and waffle boards before towing the VW Touran free. The grateful owners, who...

Our team was called out at 9am today to Berrow beach after several walkers dialled 999 for the Coastguard amid concern for the welfare of a man who was seen wading across the mudflats in an attempt to reach the sea. A BARB hovercraft was launched...

The team was called out at 5.27pm to Brean beach when the beach warden reported a car was stuck in soft sand at the top of the beach. Our crew used spades and waffle boards before towing the Audi free. The grateful owners, who were...

Our volunteers were called out to Brean beach at 5.45pm to assist Coastguards in the search for a missing child. Our team of 20 is often deployed during searches like this to quickly boost numbers on the ground and saturate a large area. Fortunately, as our...

Our volunteers were called out to Brean beach for a second time of the day, at 7.29pm, when the beach warden reported a car was stuck in soft sand at the top of the beach. Our crew used spades and waffle boards to free the...