Author: Michael Young

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...

BARB’s crews were called out by Coastguards to assist the driver of a stranded ice cream van on Burnham beach. The vehicle’s wheels had sunk into the soft sand near the jetty after a heavy rain storm. The jetty supervisor contacted Coastguards for help and...

We were called out at 11.18am by HM Coastguard to assist in the search for a missing person. A vulnerable elderly person had been reported missing on the border of Berrow and Brean. Police units were already conducting a search and to help bolster the numbers of...

Our volunteers were called out by Coastguards at 8.02pm following a report from a beach walker that two children were stuck in mud on Brean beach with an incoming tide. Both our hovercrafts were immediately launched from Burnham beach and were quickly on scene. The crafts were...

Our volunteers were called out by Coastguards at 2.30pm to assist in the rescue of two people stuck in mud at Brean. The two young ladies had been trying stand-up paddle boarding for the first time and unfortunately had got into difficulty in the mud on...

Two kayakers were flown to safety on BARB's rescue hovercraft and Coastguards at Brean beach this afternoon. The beach warden raised the alarm at 2.45pm after spotting a man and woman in mud about half a mile from the top of the beach on the...