Author: Michael Young

Our volunteers had an early morning call-out today after Coastguards requested our assistance at 1.57am to assist in the search for a vulnerable missing person in Burnham. Our crews searched the seafront and beach in the darkness on foot and using our rescue hovercraft. Working closely with...

Our crews were called out by HM Coastguard at 1.29pm to Uphill beach following a report from a walker of a suspicious object seen in the mud, possibly a person. As our crew were en route to Uphill we received a further update from Coastguards that...

Our volunteers were called out at 4.07pm to Brean beach at the request of the beachwarden after a 7.5 tonne horse box had become stuck in soft sand. The BARB crew drove to the stranded vehicle near to Brean Down and found its wheels had sunk...

Our volunteers were called out at 9.19am by Coastguards to assist in the search for a missing 56 year-old man in Weston Woods. Working closely with Police, Coastguards and other agencies, our crewmembers took part in a six-hour search of the area, scouring the woodland and...

BARB was called out at 9.29pm by HM Coastguard to reports of a person possibly in river water near the Clink in Bridgwater. Our water rescue technicians and other crewmembers were called out alongside Police, the fire service, ambulance, Burnham Coastguards and HART. BARB’s inshore rescue boat,...

Our volunteers were called out at 2.10pm to Berrow Beach to assist in a search operation for a missing person reported to be in a ‘distressed state’. Our crew quickly arrived on scene with our hovercrafts to conduct a search of the beach alongside Coastguards. Fortunately, our...

BARB's volunteers were called out at 3.09pm to a stranded car stuck in soft sand on Burnham beach at the Maddock’s Slade entrance. The driver had asked a local resident if she could drive onto the beach because the gate was open - she'd been told...

Our crews were called out by HM Coastguard to Brean beach amid concerns for the welfare of a man seen wading across the mudflats a long distance from the beach, with a fast-incoming tide nearby. Burnham Coastguards were also called to the scene and our rescue...

Our trained Marine Mammal Medics were called to Brean at 12.50pm following reports of a young porpoise being washed up on the tideline — the second over the past week. Our team headed to the beach and quickly found the mammal near Brean Down. Sadly, it...