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Our volunteers were called out early today by Coastguards at 1:11 am to reports of a missing despondent male on Brean beach. BARB was tasked with assisting Burnham Coastguard Rescue Team and Avon and Somerset Police in a search using our rescue hovercraft. Fortunately, we were stood down soon...

BARB’s volunteers had an early start to the day this morning when we were called out at 5.31 am by Coastguards to assist with the search for a missing person. Our hovercraft was launched from Burnham beach and flew along the coastline to Brean, while several...

Our volunteers were called to Brean beach this evening at 6:21 pm by Burnham Coastguards amid reports that a horse was in difficulty in mud having run away from its owner. BARB sent its hovercraft and multi-terrain vehicle to the beach, next to Brean Down. We provided...

Our crews were called to Brean beach at 7.39 pm by Coastguards after a car had become stranded in the sea by the incoming tide. The vehicle's driver had been on a walk and was unaware that the sea would surround the vehicle. The beach warden...

Our crews were called out to help Coastguards and ambulance crews attending a person in difficulty on Burnham Beach near Maddock’s Slade. She had tripped while walking along the hard sand at the top of the beach and suffered a nasty knee injury. BARB’s crews assisted...

Our volunteers were called out at 7.36 pm by Coastguards (on our second call-out of the night) to reports of a transit van stranded on Brean beach with a rapidly-incoming tide around it. BARB’s crew members made their way to the beach and confirmed that there...

Our volunteers were called out by Coastguards at 5.39 pm today after reports of three people in difficulty in mud on Brean beach. As our crews were arriving at our seafront station, we received an update that the people had fortunately made it back to...

Our volunteers were called out this morning at 10 am after a horse got stuck in thick beach mud near Burnham’s low lighthouse. Coastguards from Burnham and Weston were called to the scene, along with the fire service, BARB and Burnham RNLI. Our hovercraft was launched...

BARB’s crews were called out at 10.47 pm this evening (Saturday) alongside Burnham and Weston Coastguards and the RNLI to reports of a missing person, possibly stuck in quick sand on Brean beach. Both our hovercraft were taken by road to the rendezvous point at Brean’s...

Our volunteers were called out at 1.50 pm today to assist Coastguards and Police following concerns for the welfare of a despondent person on Burnham jetty. BARB’s Water Rescue Team was tasked with backing up the Police, who spoke to the person before guiding her away...