Author: Michael Young

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...

Our volunteers were called out at 7.16pm for an ‘immediate launch’ of our hovercraft by HM Coastguard following concerns about a woman in difficulty on Weston Beach. One of our hovercrafts was quickly readied for the trip by road to Weston and left Burnham within a...

Our volunteers were tasked at 4.30pm to assist Burnham Coastguards with investigating a stranded dinghy with two people onboard on Stert Island. Our team quickly gathered at our seafront station and our two hovercrafts were driven to Burnham beach. The Spirit of Lelaina II hovercraft flew...

Our volunteers were tasked at 4.20pm to assist Weston and Burnham Coastguards with a person reported to be stuck in mud on Weston beach by the Grand Pier. Our team quickly gathered at our seafront station and our two hovercrafts were driven by road to Weston...

BARB’s crews were called out at 12pm by Coastguards to assist in the rescue of a young lady stuck in mud with an incoming tide on Brean beach. Our hovercraft was launched from Burnham beach and was quickly on scene to assist Burnham and Weston Coastguards...