Author: Michael Young

Our crews were tasked at 5.22pm by Coastguards to reports of a person struggling in mud around the Knightstone area of Weston beach. One of BARB’s hovercrafts was sent immediately to the scene, alongside Weston and Clevedon Coastguards, and Avon Fire & Rescue’s FireFly hovercraft. As BARB’s...

Our crews were called out by Coastguards at 2.34pm amid concern for the welfare of several people in mud on Berrow beach. Our hovercraft launched from Burnham beach and flew along the coastline to Berrow where two youngsters and an adult were helped from the mud...

BARB's volunteer crewmembers were called out at 4.03pm by HM Coastguard following reports of a person in the mud in Weston bay spotted by the Weston Seafront Rangers. Two mud rescue technicians from Weston-Super-Mare Coastguard Rescue Team were deployed with mud extraction kit on our hovercrafts. Also requested were...

ARB CALL-OUT #13: June 8th BARB's volunteer crewmembers were called out at 4.38pm by HM Coastguard to search the tideline near Burnham’s low lighthouse after a report of ‘cries for help’ being heard. Our hovercrafts were launched from Burnham beach and flew along the sands to the...

Our volunteers were called out last night at 10.33pm to join Police, Coastguards and Weston RNLI in an extensive search of the coastline for a missing person, a 73-year-old man from Highbridge. Our team was tasked with searching the beach between Burnham and Brean Down using...

BARB CALL-OUT #11: June 1st. Our crews were called out alongside Coastguards and the RNLI shortly after 8.30pm following reports of a dog in the sea and concern for the welfare of the owner near the low lighthouse. Our crew immediately prepared our hovercraft for launch and,...

Our volunteers were called out by HM Coastguard at 5.04pm today to Weston beach where a man was reported to be struggling in deep mud a long distance from the shore, having attempted to reach the sea at low tide. Our Light Of Elizabeth 2 hovercraft...

BARB CALL-OUT #08: May 24th. As our hovercrafts were returning from Call-Out #07 near Berrow Point they spotted a suspicious object located on the very low tide line near Stert Island which needed investigating. Two of the Burnham Coastguard Mud Rescue Technicians got kitted up and once...

Our crews were called to Brean beach at 1.37pm by HM Coastguard to reports of a 'struggling kayaker' in the mud. Both BARB's hovercrafts were swiftly launched from Burnham beach and made quick progress along the sands to Brean. As we were approaching the scene, we received...