Countryfile features work of Burnham's BARB hovercraft
Countryfile featured the work of the volunteers at Burnham-On-Sea's
BARB Search and Rescue on Sunday evening (January 11th).
Countryfile team filmed an episode in Somerset, revisiting
some of the areas and people hit by last winter's floods.
Helen Skelton visited the team at BARB, which operates two life-saving
hovercrafts and an inshore rescue boat which was kept busy last
year helping communities hit by the floods.
took part in a training exercise with the BARB volunteers and
heard how they turned their hand from working as a hovercraft
rescue crew on the coast to doing their bit to help communities
on the Levels.
were pleased to welcome the Countryfile
team to Burnham and to show viewers the work of our dedicated
volunteers," said a BARB spokesman.
the episode, farmers, residents, wildlife helpers and businesses
that were under water a year ago were also featured.
of the BARB volunteers with the BBC Countryfile film crew
show's presenter Helen Skelton with two Burnham Coastguards