Author: Michael Young

BARB CALL-OUT #40: Sep 5th. Our fully-trained Marine Mammal Medics were called to Brean beach at 11.48am after a report of a porpoise being washed up on the tideline. Our crew drove to the scene, between Berrow and Brean, and found a young male porpoise that had...

Our hovercraft was called out at 12.25pm by Coastguards to reports of a woman struggling through knee-deep mud on Brean beach. Our Spirit Of Lelaina 2 hovercraft was launched from Burnham beach and a second crew travelled by road to Brean alongside Burnham Coastguard Rescue Team. The woman...

BARB’s volunteers were tasked by the Coastguard to help free a stranded car in mud on Brean beach. When we arrived on scene (after call-out #34) the car had been joined by a second vehicle which had attempted to tow the first one out. Both were within...

Our volunteers were called to Brean Beach at 3.45pm to reports of a car stuck and, separately, 3 people struggling in mud. BARB’s hovercraft was launched and flew out the Burnham Coastguard Rescue Team Mud Rescue Technicians to the family of three, who were slowly making their way...

Several of BARB’s fully qualified Marine Mammal Medics were sent to Brean Beach after reports of two porpoise being washed ashore on the beach. Our team made their way by road to the beach where they liaised with the beach warden and it quickly became apparent...

BARB CALL-OUT #32: August 11th/12th: A multi-agency search operation was launched overnight to find a child reported to be missing in Berrow. BARB’s volunteers were called out alongside Burnham-On-Sea Coastguard and Avon and Somerset Police to the John Fowler/Sandy Glade Holiday Park in Coast Road just...

As BARB’s crew was completing call-out #30 on Brean beach, we were tasked by Coastguards with providing safety cover during a separate incident. A group of three people in an inflatable dinghy were spotted in difficulty several hundred metres offshore. Our hovercraft launched on the...

A BARB crew was called out at 4.40pm by Brean’s beach warden to assist in recovering a vehicle stuck in soft sand at the top of the beach. The grateful motorist, who was visiting on a day trip from Bristol, thanked our crew and made...

Our crews were tasked to Uphill beach this evening at 10pm amid concern for the welfare of a person in mud alongside Weston-Super-Mare Coastguard Rescue Team, Clevedon Coastguard Rescue Team, RNLI and Avon and Somerset Police. The person was successfully rescued and our crews were stood down on route....