Author: Michael Young

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...

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...