rescues man onboard grounded boat
POSTED: May 22, 2016
man was rescued on Sunday from an inflatable boat after
getting marooned on a mud bank after the high tide. A
BARB hovercraft and two lifeboats were called out at 9.48am
to the stricken boat in the River Parrett estuary near
vehicles stranded in sea in just one day
POSTED: May 8, 2016
vehicles have been submrged in just 24 hours on Brean
beach this weekend as high Spring tides catch out drivers,
prompting a fresh safety warning. Coastguards from Burnham-On-Sea
and Weston, plus crews from BARB Search & Rescue and
Weston RNLI, were called out. More....
in search for missing person in Burnham
POSTED: January 16, 2016
ten year-old Highbridge boy has been safe and well after
going missing on Saturday evening, prompting a full-scale
search. Police issued an urgent appeal for help in finding
Connor Coles, who was reported missing at around 5.50pm
from his home on Highbridge's Poplar Estate. More....
rescued by Coastguards and BARB hovercraft crew
POSTED: January 10, 2016
was the moment a dog was reunited with its relieved owners
after being rescued by a hovercraft in Burnham-On-Sea
on Sunday (January 10th). Burnham Coastguards were alerted
shortly after 11.30am when the dog's owners reported Ruby,
a Scottish Terrier, had run off. More....
night search finds missing person on Berrow beach
POSTED: January 10, 2016
missing person was found on Berrow Beach in the early
hours of Sunday following a night search by crews from
Burnham-On-Sea. Police called out Coastguards from Burnham-On-Sea
and Weston plus BARB Search & Rescue at 1.20am to
search for a vulnerable 24 year-old woman. More....
rescued from sea as high tide catches out motorists
POSTED: 26 September, 2015
fresh warning about checking tide times has been issued
to motorists after FOUR vehicles became stranded in the
sea in Burnham-On-Sea, Brean and Berrow on Saturday evening.
A Mitsubishi Shogun was rescued by BARB Search & Rescue
on Burnham beach. More....
person found after night search at Brean
POSTED: 27 August, 2015
crews from Burnham-On-Sea have been involved in an overnight
search at Brean for a missing person. Coastguards from
Burnham and Weston, plus crewmembers from BARB Search
& Rescue, were called out at 10.30pm on Thursday by
helps injured girl after fall on Brean beach
POSTED: 10 August, 2015
Coastguards and BARB were called to Brean beach on Sunday
August 9th to help an injured child following an accident.
The 12 year-old girl - who was on a day trip from Gloucester
with her family - had a heavy fall on the beach. More....
incidents prompt warning from BARB team
POSTED: 3 August, 2015
in the Burnham-On-Sea area are being advised to take care
on local beaches following a series of safety incidents
during the past few days. Burnham Coastguards and BARB
Search & Rescue have been called out multiple times
after visitors got stuck in beach mud. More....
rescued from stuck car on Brean beach
POSTED: 21 July, 2015
mother and baby were led to safety after getting their
vehicle stuck on Brean Beach on Tuesday evening (July
21st). The car was driven half a mile down the beach towards
the sea when its wheels became stuck in the soft sand
and mud, prompting a call-out for BARB Search & Rescue.
seal off beach after 'explosive' flare is washed up
POSTED: 9 July, 2015
of Burnham-On-Sea's beach was sealed off after an explosive
flare was washed up on the high tideline. A crewmember
from rescue charity BARB Search & Rescue spotted the
device during a training session on the beach. More....
search for missing mother and son
POSTED: 10 June, 2015
Coastguards and crews from BARB Search & Rescue were
called out by police out in the early hours to search
for a missing mother and son. The crews were called to
Berrow at 12.30am to conduct a search of the dunes following
a sighting of two people matching their description seen
camping there. More....
Hovercraft called to yacht aground on Stert Island
POSTED: 7 June, 2015
stranded yacht has been rescued after it ran aground on
Stert Island opposite Burnham-On-Sea yesterday (Sunday)
and its skipper issued an emergency 'Mayday' message.
Crews from Burnham-On-Sea Coastguards, BARB Search &
Rescue and the RNLI were all involved. More....
called to help three people wading a mile from shore
POSTED: 6 June, 2015
beachwarden called out Burnham-On-Sea's Coastguards and
two BARB rescue hovercrafts on Saturday (June 6th) amid
concern for a group of people on the mudflats. A Coastguard
helicopter, which was already in the area on a training
session, joined the operation. More....
called to Weston Beach mudwalkers
POSTED: 5 June, 2015
rescue hovercrafts were called to Weston on Friday evening
(June 5th) amid concern for the safety of a group of people
seen wading through thick mud. Four young people were
reported to be wading through the mud on the lower part
of the beach near Weston Pier, prompting a call-out. More....
placed on standby during river dinghy rescue
POSTED: 4 June, 2015
dinghy sailor was rescued by a lifeboat crew in Burnham-On-Sea
on Thursday June 4th after getting into difficulty in
the River Brue. Burnham-On-Sea Coastguards and an RNLI
lifeboat were called out at 2.35pm when the man was spotted
in difficulty. More....
call-out for BARB crews as car becomes stranded
POSTED: 27 May, 2015
Coastguards and BARB crewmembers were called out during
the early hours of Saturday May 16th to rescue a motorist
stranded on the town's beach. A Volkswagen car had been
driven onto Burnham beach at Maddock's Slade shortly after
2.30am and had become stuck in the soft sand. More....
called to Weston to help windsurfers in mud
POSTED: 13 May, 2015
and hovercrafts from Burnham-On-Sea were called to Weston
beach on Tuesday evening (May 12th) after two windsurfers
got into difficulty in thick mud. The alarm was raised
by a beach walker at 8pm when the pair were seen struggling
in deep mud. More....
helps porpoise rescuers on Berrow beach
POSTED: 3 May, 2015
efforts were underway on Berrow beach on Sunday (May 3rd)
to try and save a beached porpoise. The 1.5m-long mammal
got into difficulty at high tide, and became stranded
on the beach shortly before 7am. More....
rescue dog and owner from the base of Brean Down
POSTED: 12 April, 2015
RNLI and BARB crews from Burnham-On-Sea were involved
in a search for a missing dog and its owner after an incident
on Brean Down on Sunday morning (April 12th). Burnham
and Weston RNLI lifeboats joined a team from BARB. More....
11, rescued from mud on Brean beach
POSTED: 9 April, 2015
11 year-old boy was rescued after getting stuck in mud
on Brean Beach on Thursday afternoon (April 9th). A rescue
hovercraft from Burnham's BARB Search & Rescue and
two teams of Coastguards were called to the beach next
to Brean Down at 3.30pm. More....
Easter Day with two call-outs on one day
POSTED: 5 April, 2015
Search & Rescue's volunteers had a busy Easter Sunday
after being called out to two incidents in the space of
an hour. The charitys inshore rescue boat crew was
first called to help wildlife carers with a rescue at
3pm on a river near East Huntspill. More....
called to help dog walker after animal gets into difficulty
POSTED: 20 November, 2014
crews were called to Burnham-On-Sea's beach on Saturday
November 29th amid concerns for a dog and its owner. A
black labrador was spotted struggling in the sea several
hundred metres from the shore, getting swept upstream
along the estuary by the tide. More....
car gets stuck on Berrow beach after driving into mud
POSTED: 27 October, 2014
sports car was stranded on Berrow beach after its owner
became stuck while driving across the mudflats at the
weekend. The 22 year-old driver from Bristol escaped unhurt
as the tide reached it, but the vehicle could not be retrieved
before it was submerged and then sank into the mud. More....
rescue mud walker a mile from shore
POSTED: 29 July, 2014
man who was spotted wading across mudlfats a mile from
the shore at Berrow was rescued by Coastguards and rescue
hovercrafts from Burnham-On-Sea on Tuesday (July 29th).
Beach lifeguards at Berrow raised alarm at 2.30pm and
volunteers from BARB Search & Rescue and Burnham Coastguards
were quickly on scene. More....
walker and family spark mudflats call-out for BARB
POSTED: 22 July, 2014
Coastguards and a crew from BARB Search & Rescue were
called to Brean beach on July 21st amid concern for a
dog walker and a family on the mudflats. Crews were alerted
at 7.30pm after a woman was reported to be struggling
through mud. More....
4x4 lost in the sea after being engulfed by incoming tide
POSTED: 16 July, 2014
4x4 was lost in the sea last night (Tuesday) after a bid
to rescue it from the incoming tide on Brean Beach. Paul
Redfern from Bristol had driven his Vauxhall Frontera
half a mile down the beach when its wheels got stuck in
the soft sand and mud, stranding it. More....
called to help teenagers struggling on mudflats
POSTED: 14 July, 2014
and Burnham's rescue hovercraft were called to Weston
beach on July 14th amid concern for the safety of a group
of teenagers. The beach warden raised the alarm at 3.15pm
after spotting the four youngsters wading through deep
mud a mile from the shore with the tide starting to come
for welfare of dog owner after pet goes missing
POSTED: 21 July, 2014
from BARB were called to Brean on Sunday (July 20th) amid
concern that a dog owner might put themselves in difficulty
by searching for a missing pet. More....
jet skier rescued after running aground
POSTED: 19 May, 2014
JET skier who became stranded on Stert Island on Sunday
May 18th has thanked Burnham-On-Sea's rescue services
for coming to his aid. Ian Cooper, from Bristol, was stranded
on the island when his jet ski broke down after a mechanical
young girls found on Brean beach after search
POSTED: 19 May, 2014
SEARCH was launched for two young girls on Sunday afternoon
(May 18th) after they were reported missing by their family.
Police, Coastguards and BARB Search & Rescue were
called to the beach after the two youngsters - aged 11
and 8 - went missing. More....
and son rescued by BARB's hovercraft
POSTED: 17 May, 2014
father and son were flown to safety by hovercrafts at
Brean after being spotted struggling in deep mud. The
village's beach warden raised the alarm after seeing the
two men wading through thick mud next to Brean Down. Coastguards
alerted Burnham's BARB Search & Rescue, whose two
hovercrafts were already in the area training. More....
rescues stranded vehicle on Brean mudflats
POSTED: 9 March, 2014
FRESH warning has been issued about the dangers of driving
in mud on beaches in the Burnham-On-Sea area after a vehicle
had to be rescued on Brean beach. Brean's beachwarden
called out BARB Search & Rescue at 4pm when the driver
of a Ford Mondeo reported himself stuck. More....
missing man after search with police
POSTED: 6 March, 2014
VULNERABLE pensioner who went missing in Burnham-On-Sea
was found safe and well after a widespread search. Police
officers and crewmembers from BARB Search & Rescue
were tasked with searching Burnham-On-Sea town centre.
for welfare of mudflats walkers prompts call-out
POSTED: 20 February, 2014
for the welfare of a group of four people seen far out
on the mudflats on Berrow beach led to a call-out for
Burnham Coastguards and BARB this week. A beach walker
spotted the group over a mile from the shore on Tuesday
afternoon (February 18th). More....
BARB assists in evacuation of Moorland
POSTED: 8 February, 2014
were the scenes on the flood-hit Somerset Levels on Saturday
(February 8th) when crewmembers from Burnham-On-Sea's
BARB Search & Rescue were tasked with helping the
ongoing evacuation. Volunteers from the Burnham charity
worked alongside other organisations to help families
in the village of Moorland whose homes have been inundated
by the floods. More....
BARB crews continue to provide flood relief support
POSTED: 7 February, 2014
from Burnham-On-Sea's BARB Search & Rescue were called
to help in ongoing flood relief work across Somerset on
Wednesday (February 5th). Volunteers from the charity
were called out by the Somerset Civil Contingencies Unit
after further heavy rain. More....
consecutive day of flood relief work for BARB crews
POSTED: 7 January, 2014
inshore rescue boat crew helped residents trapped in their
flooded homes for a third day running on Tuesday (January
7th). BARB Search & Rescue's volunteers brought supplies
to 100 cut-off residents in Muchelney, near Langport,
and the boat was also called to North Curry. More....
boat crew helps flood-hit village of Muchelney
POSTED: 6 January, 2014
inshore rescue boat crew helped provide supplies to more
than 100 residents on Monday (January 6th) who are trapped
in their Somerset village after floods have left all access
roads under several feet of water. BARB's volunteers helped
the residents in Muchelney, which has been cut off for
four days. More....
boat crew rescues lady trapped by floods for 13 days
POSTED: 5 January, 2014
lady who has been stranded in her flooded home for 13
days was rescued by a boat crew from Burnham-On-Sea today
(Sunday). BARB Search & Rescue's inshore rescue boat
was in North Curry, near Taunton, carrying out flood relief
training when its crew checked on the welfare of several
swan rescued by BARB boat crew
POSTED: 17 October, 2013
dangers of discarded fishing tackle causing injuries to
wildlife were starkly illustrated on Wednesday evening
when an injured swan was rescued at Highbridge's Apex
Park. Wildlife carers from East Huntspill's Secret World
were called to the park at 5.30pm when a walker spotted
the bloodied bird struggling on the lake. More....
walker and labrador rescued from mud on river bank
POSTED: 3 September, 2013
dog walker was rescued in Burnham-On-Sea on Tuesday September
3rd after getting stuck in mud as she attempted to reach
her stranded Labrador. Rose Prosser tried to wade through
thick mud to reach her pet, called Holly, after it become
completely stranded on the banks of the River Brue. More....
called to gas cylinders sighting on Stert Island
POSTED: 3 September, 2013
from Burnham-On-Sea Coastguard and BARB were called to
Stert Island on Tuesday afternoon (September 3rd) amid
concern that several large gas cylinders had washed up.
A walker on Burnham seafront had seen the objects through
a telescope and raised the alarm, fearing damage to boats.
trapped in netting rescued with wildlife carers
POSTED: 25 August, 2013
rescuers retrieved a distressed bird trapped in netting
on the fishing lakes at Highbridge's Apex Park on Sunday
August 25th. Secret World's carers were contacted by several
concerned members of the public after seeing it struggling.
safety warning after car gets stuck on Brean beach
POSTED: 20 July, 2013
fresh safety warning has been issued to motorists to check
tide times before driving onto beaches in the Burnham-On-Sea
area after the driver of this car got caught out on Saturday
evening (July 20th). A Vauxhall Corsa parked on Brean
beach became inundated by the incoming tide shortly after
5pm when its owner had walked onto Brean Down for a picnic.
helped as buggy gets stuck in beach mud
POSTED: 7 July, 2013
lifeguards beach buggy briefly got stuck in mud on Burnham
beach, requiring the help of BARB. One of the lifeguards
was proceeding down the beach to give safety advice to
a family walking across the mud when the all-terrain vehicle
unfortunately got stuck. More...
search Stert Island for missing dog walker
POSTED: 3 June, 2013
Island was searched by Burnham's Coastguards and hovercraft
crews last night (Sunday) amid concern that a dog walker
could be in difficulty. Crews were alarted at 9.33pm after
two seafront residents reporting seeing a dog on the island
in the dwindling light. More...
crew assist Coastguards with medical evacuation
POSTED: 26 May, 2013
Coastguards were called out to FOUR incidents in Brean
on Sunday (May 26th) - and BARB assisted them in dealing
with an inujured man on Brean beach. More...
relief work for BARB
POSTED: 18 January, 2013
from Burnham-On-Sea rescue hovercraft charity BARB have
been helping the town's doctors reach patients across
the area during the severe winter weather. On Friday,
BARB's two 4x4 trucks were used several times to safely
transport doctors and nurses from outlying areas into
Burnham and then take them to patients requiring home
crew helps reach villagers stranded after flooding
POSTED: 28 November, 2012
rescue boat and crew from Burnham-On-Sea charity BARB
has been helping to deliver vital supplies to a flood-hit
village in Somerset. All roads in and out of the village
of Muchelney, near Langport, have been closed for five
days due to severe flooding. More...
motorist rescued after getting stuck on mudflats
POSTED: 29 September, 2012
motorist was rescued after getting stuck on Brean beach
on Saturday September 29th while attempting to drive across
the mudflats to reach the sea. Brean's beachwarden raised
the alarm just after mid-day when the stranded silver
Mitsubishi Shogun, pictured here, was spotted half a mile
out from the beach. More...
van rescued from sea by BARB tractor crew
POSTED: 25 August, 2012
were the scenes in Burnham-On-Sea this morning (Saturday)
when a beach cleaning vehicle was pulled to safety after
getting stuck in soft sand and mud. BARB sent its tractor
to the town's beach, near Maddock's Slade, where Sedgemoor
District Council's beach cleaning van was completely surrounded
by the tide. More...
in huge search for missing toddler Dylan Cecil
POSTED: 21 August, 2012
hovercrafts and crews were involved in a huge search operation
to find a missing four year-old boy this week. Dylan Cecil's
parents frantically tried to rescue him on Sunday evening
after he slipped off the town's jetty into the sea, but
they were unable to reach him. More...
11, rescued after getting trapped in mud on beach
POSTED: 8 August, 2012
11 year-old boy was rescued by hovercraft crews and Coastguards
from Burnham-On-Sea after getting trapped in thigh-deep
mud on Brean beach on Wednesday afternoon (August 8th).
The young holidaymaker had walked down the beach to wash
his hands in a pool of water when he got into difficulty.
of mud walkers cause search for hovercrafts
POSTED: 25 July, 2012
and Coastguards carried out a search of the mudflats at
Brean on Wednesday, July 25th after a group of four people
were reported to be in difficulty. Brean's beachwarden
alerted Coastguards at 5.15pm after spotting the walkers
struggling through waist-deep mud to reach the sea. More...
spark mudflats scare at Brean
POSTED: 22 July, 2012
mud-covered Spanish holidaymakers were walked to safety
by Coastguards at Brean on July 22nd after sparking a
safety scare on the mudflats at low tide. The five youngsters
were seen wading through waist-deep mud over a mile from
the shore at low tide. More...
crew join search of beach for missing person
POSTED: 4 June, 2012
from BARB and Burnham-On-Sea Coastguard were called away
from their Jubilee celebrations on Monday (June 4th) to
search for a suspected missing person at Brean. Crews
were called to the beach at 12.45pm after a beach warden
discovered a large quantity of clothing and personal possessions
in the sand dunes. More...
called to teenager on Brean beach
POSTED: 28 May, 2012
rescue hovercraft was called to Brean on Monday afternoon
(May 28th) to help rescue a 13 year-old boy on the village's
beach. It came after the teenager briefly became stuck
in the mud and a group of people nearby raised the alarm.
hovercraft called to help windsurfers
POSTED: 26 May, 2012
hovercraft, lifeboats and Coastguards were called out
to rescue two windsurfers this afternoon (Saturday) after
they got into difficulty in strong winds and thick mud.
Coastguards were initially called to Berrow Beach at 1pm
after the beach warden raised the alarm when he spotted
the two men half a mile from the shore. More...
searched after sighting of injured deer
POSTED: 6 April, 2012
carers were called out on Friday afternoon (April 6th)
after an injured deer was spotted on Burnham-On-Sea beach.
The animal was reported to Secret World Wildlife Rescue
Centre by several people who saw it running in a distressed
state across the mudflats towards the low lighthouse.
vehicle towed to safety on Burnham beach
POSTED: 25 March, 2012
car had to be towed to safety after getting stuck in mud
on Burnham-On-Sea beach this morning (Sunday). The front
wheels of the Volkswagen sank into the mud, stranding
the vehicle next to Burnham jetty, after its owner attempted
to recover a jet ski. More...
autistic girl found in thick fog after major search
POSTED: 11 March, 2012
Coastguards, rescue hovercrafts and police launched a
major search for a missing autistic teenager in thick
fog on Brean beach on Sunday, March 11th. The carers of
the 14 year-old contacted Brean's beachwarden at 1.45pm
to report the girl missing after she was last seen leaving
the Brean Cove Cafe. More...
survey team rescued from mudflats at Berrow
POSTED: 16 February, 2012
survey team had to be rescued on Berrow beach on Thursday
after getting trapped in thick mud. Sedgemoor District
Council's beach manager called on the help of Burnham-based
rescue charity BARB to reach the stranded vehicle, near
the Berrow shipwreck, shortly before 11am. More...
rider air-lifted from beach after accident
POSTED: 11 December, 2011
woman was air-lifted to hospital from Berrow beach on
Sunday (December 11th) after suffering suspected back
injuries when she was thrown from her horse. Two people
- a man and a woman - were hurt when both their horses
bolted after being startled while being ridden along the
joins huge search for missing pensioner
POSTED: 25 October, 2011
crews were among the emergency services called to West
Huntspill on Tuesday (October 25th) to help in a huge
search for a vulnerable 79-year-old woman who was reported
missing from her Highbridge home. More...
campervan towed to safety on Berrow beach
POSTED: 16 October, 2011
campervan had to be towed to safety after getting stranded
on Berrow beach on Sunday afternoon (October 16th). The
owner alerted Brean's beach warden after the wheels of
his Hymer vehicle sank into soft sand. More...
walkers keep BARB's crews busy in heatwave
POSTED: 2 October, 2011
crew of Burnham-On-Sea's rescue hovercraft were kept busy
on Sunday (October 2nd) when the heatwave tempted scores
of beach visitors to wade out across the mudflats to reach
the sea for a paddle. Coastguards called BARB to Uphill
on Sunday evening at 6pm after a group of children briefly
got stuck near the River Axe. More...
man found after major search on Brean Down
POSTED: 28 September, 2011
major search was carried out on Brean Down on Wednesday
(September 28th) after a woman in a distressed state was
reported missing. Teams of Coastguards from Burnham and
Weston joined police and crewmembers from BARB in conducting
a three-hour search of the area. More...
vehicle rescued from mudflats at Berrow
POSTED: 25 August, 2011
fresh warning has been issued to motorists driving on
beaches in the Burnham-On-Sea area after this stranded
4x4 had to be towed to safety at Berrow on Thursday (August
25th) - the second vehicle rescue in a week. More...
van rescued by BARB tractor crews
POSTED: 16 August, 2011
council cleaning vehicle had to be rescued on Burnham-On-Sea
beach this afternoon (Tuesday) after getting stranded
in soft sand and mud. One of Sedgemoor District Councils
Clean Surroundings vans became trapped at 2.30pm when
its wheels got stuck during a beach clean-up. More...