SAVING LIVES IN SOMERSET SINCE 1992

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 s

  • 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 o

  • 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 m

  • 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 upd

  • 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

  • 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 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 ba

  • Our volunteers were called out by Coastguards this morning after a walker was reported to be stuck in mud at Combwich. BARB’s hovercraft was launched from Burnham beach and then flew along the R

  • Our volunteers were called out by Coastguards early this morning (Sunday) at 1.20 am to reports of a person stuck in mud on Weston beach. As our hovercraft crews were about to leave Burnham, we receiv

  • Our volunteers were called out at 7.24pm to assist Coastguards with a search for a person who may have entered the sea. Our crews launched a torch-lit search of the tideline, sea wall and beach. We al

  • A ‪vehicle was recovered by our volunteers after it became stuck in soft sand on Brean beach. Our crews attached a line and pulled it to safety.

  • BARB’s volunteers were called out this afternoon to help a motorist whose vehicle had got stuck in mud and soft sand on Brean beach. Our crew was called at 2.50pm when Brean’s beachwarden