The work of Burnham-On-Sea’s hovercraft rescue charity BARB was featured on a BBC1 television series this week.

Real Rescues featured video clips of beach rescues carried out by the charity’s two hovercrafts and also included an interview with BARB pilot Dave Bailey.

“I explained why the hovercrafts play an important role in keeping the coastline around Burnham-On-Sea safe and also discussed several typical rescues,” Dave told “It was great that BARB was invited to take part in the programme.”

Real Rescues sees BBC presenters Nick Knowles and Louise Minchin following the day-to-day work of the emergency services across the UK.


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Video of the hovercraft flying out to a stranded yacht at Berrow featured on the programme

The hovercraft crew with BBC1 Real Rescues presenter Nick Knowles