19 Nov BARB CALL-OUT #48: November 16th
Our hovercraft crews were called to Uphill beach at 6.45pm by Coastguards to search for a vulnerable person reported to be on the mudflats.
Both BARB’s hovercraft were launched by our volunteers and a full search of the tide line, mud and beach was conducted alongside the RNLI lifeboats, Coastguards and Police with no sign of the missing person.
Several flares were fired by the Coastguards to illuminate the beach and mudflats but no-one was found.
After a long, cold evening of searching, our crews were stood down by Coastguards.
BARB’s volunteers are on-call 24 hours a day to help with incidents like this.