Author: Michael Young

After a long period with no call-outs while local beaches have been mainly quiet during the lockdown, BARB’s volunteers were called out at 12.37pm today by HM Coastguard to reports of two persons stuck or struggling in mud on Berrow beach. Both our hovercraft were quickly...

BARB’s flood rescue team was deployed to South Wales this afternoon where Storm Dennis has caused localised severe flooding of homes. The BARB team, which is a declared national asset, was called out to provide support alongside other emergency services as part of Surf Life Saving...

A walker stuck in waist-deep mud on Weston beach has been rescued by the BARB hovercraft working closely with Coastguards this afternoon. BARB’s crews were called out by Coastguards at 3.30pm when the man was spotted in difficulty with the tide incoming nearby. Several Weston Coastguard Mud...

Our crews were called out at 5.35pm by Coastguards to assist with the medical evacuation of an injured dog walker on Berrow Beach. The lady had been pulled over near Berrow’s shipwreck by her dog and suffered a painful injury in the darkness. In biting cold winds...

Our volunteers were called out by Coastguards to investigate reports of a dog walker in potential difficulty on Burnham’s south beach. The owner’s pet had run out of sight across the mudflats at low tide and there was concern from the owner that they would be...

Our volunteers were called out at 5.45pm by Coastguards to reports of two people stuck in mud during thick fog on Burnham beach near the low lighthouse. The two people had become disorientated during the rapidly-forming fog and then become stuck, prompting them to call 999...

Our volunteers were called out by Coastguards just before mid-day to reports of a walker in the sea, possibly cut off by the incoming tide on Burnham beach near the low lighthouse. BARB’s crew assisted Coastguards in locating and identifying the person, who was quickly confirmed...

Our volunteers were called out by Coastguards at 9.54am this morning to assist in the search for a high-risk missing person between Brean and Berrow. As our crewmembers were kitting up ready to leave our station in Burnham we received the very welcome news that the...

Our crew were called out by Coastguards after two people and a dog were reported to have become surrounded by the incoming tide on Burnham's south beach. Several of our crew - who were already at our station doing training work - were able to quickly...