Author: Michael Young

BARB’s team of volunteers was called out by Coastguards to the seafront near Burnham Yacht Club at 12.21pm to assist in a medical incident where a child had suffered a head injury in a fall down the sea wall steps. Our team, who are trained to...

Our volunteers were called out at 5.50pm to Berrow beach by Coastguards where a girl was reported to have gone missing by her parents. The family group had been together and the youngster had walked on ahead and at some point left the beach. While...

BARB CALL-OUT #24: August 10. BARB’s volunteers were called out at 1.58pm to Brean beach by Coastguards where the beachwarden had reported a lady stuck in knee-deep mud. She had attempted to help her daughter reach their dog after it had got stuck and been freed. Both...

The BARB team was called out by Coastguards at 4.48pm to Brean beach after reports of a family in difficulty in mud with the tide incoming nearby. Due to the potential seriousness of the incident following multiple 999 calls, we were called alongside Coastguards from Burnham...

BARB’s volunteers were called at 17:06 to assist Avon and Somerset Police with searching for a missing person. Thankfully as our teams were just about to start their search instructions, the person was reported found safe & well, with this information our team were able to...

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...