We were alerted by Cumbria Police about a walker in the valley who had seen flashing lights on Great Gable, it was not known if someone had fallen as a light appeared to have fallen some distance. One team member went to investigate. The lights appeared to be moving up, then later descending towards Beck Head. The party were later met in the valley to check they were the same party who had been climbing on the Napes. When this was established, the incident was closed. Concluded to be a false alarm with good intent.
Incident started at 19:44 and ended at 22:35 making 2.9 hrs in total. There were 2 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY 208099. Total rescuer hours: 6