26 in 2002

Call from the police to investigate a report from an informant from North Hants who was descending from Scafell Pike when he witnessed a party on Flash Knotts (below Lingmell Crag on the northern side of Piers Gill) set off a red flare trying to attract the attention of rescue helicopter in the area. RAF Kinloss were contacted who confirmed that an RAF Sea King helicopter from Leaconfield was operating in the area along with an RAF mountain rescue team and had picked up on the top of Scafell Pike. Two team members were sent to investigate and the rescue base opened up but nothing was found. Rescue closed as a well intentioned false alarm.

Incident started at 15:50.