Easter Day for BARB crews with two call-outs in just one hour
Search & Rescue's volunteers had a busy Easter Sunday after
being called out to two incidents in the space of an hour.
charitys inshore rescue boat crew was first called to help
wildlife carers with a rescue at 3pm on a river near East Huntspill.
charitys rescue hovercraft was then called to Berrow Beach
at 4pm to assist Coastguards with a mud rescue where a 15 year-old
girl had got into difficulty on the mudflats.
quick response to both incidents on Easter Sunday again showed
the dedication of our superb volunteers," said BARB Operations
Manager Mike Lowe.
Search & Rescue is a registered charity that is run entirely
by volunteers. It has helped and rescued hundreds of people since
it was formed over 23 years ago.
BARB is holding a special open day and fundraising hovercraft
pull at its seafront station this Saturday (April 11th) from 11am-4pm.
event will begin with the charitys long-running annual hovercraft
pull by crewmembers, which this year takes place through Burnham
will also be a chance to see BARB's hovercrafts and rescue boat
up close, meet some of the crewmembers, and pick up beach safety