Author: Michael Young

BARB’s crew was called to Weston beach today to assist a bomb disposal team investigate a possible ordnance device found in the mud. A Royal Navy bomb disposal team from Plymouth, Weston Coastguard and the BARB hovercraft team were called to the beach north of Weston...

BARB CALL-OUT #04: April 15. Our volunteers were called out at 4pm due to concern for a woman stuck in mud on Burnham beach. As our team gathered at our station alongside Burnham Coastguard Rescue Team in readiness to launch our hovercraft, the positive news came through...

Our volunteers were called away from their Valentine’s Day evenings at 8.41pm to search for a missing person alongside Burnham Coastguard Rescue Team, Weston-Super-Mare Coastguard Rescue Team and Avon and Somerset Police. Both our hovercrafts were quickly launched on Burnham beach to carry out a search...

BARB’s crews were called out at 8.36am to search for a missing person alongside Burnham Coastguard Rescue Team and RNLI Lifeboats at Burnham-on-Sea. Fortunately, the person was safely found as our crew arrived at the BARB station and were stood down. A good outcome....

The first call-out of the year for BARB’s volunteers was a request for our inshore rescue boat team to help Secret World Wildlife Rescue with a wildlife rescue. A stranded swan had become trapped in discarded fishing line on the fishing ponds at Combwich, near Bridgwater. BARB’s...

BARB’s volunteers were called to Weston beach at 10.09am by Coastguards on Friday morning to assist a woman and child in difficulty in mud. Both BARB’s hovercraft were driven to Weston and one was launched on the beach near the Grand Pier to help Coastguards while...

Our volunteers were called to Weston beach at 10.19pm on Saturday night to assist Coastguards, Police and the RNLI at an incident next to the Grand Pier. A person in a distressed state was reported to be stuck in mud. The BARB hovercraft was driven to...

Our volunteers were called out by Coastguards at 3.07pm after two people had become stuck in knee deep mud south of Burnham’s jetty. The father and child who were unfamiliar with our beaches were out exploring when they encountered thick mud that had quickly trapped their...