A flare was spotted over the Ponsonby area by members of the public and reported to the police. After the team leader made some enquiries the incident reported was known to be innocent and not meant as a distress signal. The team was then stood down without any deployment.
Incident started at 15:34 and ended at 15:49 making 0.3 hrs in total. There was 1 Wasdale team member involved and the incident occured at NY 05960 05930. Total rescuer hours: 0.3