'A false alarm with good intent': Mountain rescuer searches Lake District hill after reports of flashing lights

A MEMBER of the Langdale and Ambleside Mountain Rescue Team investigated reports of flashing lights near the summit of School Knott, Windermere.

They were called out just before midnight last night (Thursday) but by then the lights had disappeared, said a spokesman.

"A false alarm with good intent," he added.

 

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1:35pm Fri 27 Dec 13

flora_f00 says...

I lie at the bottom of School Knott and we keep seeing flashing light like a lightening bolt over past few weeks. Very random. Just one every couple of days
I lie at the bottom of School Knott and we keep seeing flashing light like a lightening bolt over past few weeks. Very random. Just one every couple of days flora_f00

5:58pm Fri 27 Dec 13

cumbrian1 says...

Yes I too have seen this and thought it was a lighting flash.
Yes I too have seen this and thought it was a lighting flash. cumbrian1

5:33pm Mon 30 Dec 13

fellsman says...

Most likely to be lampers out after foxes - keep well away as they will be using high powered rifles - one lad was killed recently in the Seathwaite area doing just that
Most likely to be lampers out after foxes - keep well away as they will be using high powered rifles - one lad was killed recently in the Seathwaite area doing just that fellsman

5:57pm Wed 1 Jan 14

jazzactivist says...

If it is lampers out shooting foxes, or any other wildlife, they should be reported to the police. Lamping is meant to be illegal, and the people who do it are usually part of a criminal fraternity.
If it is lampers out shooting foxes, or any other wildlife, they should be reported to the police. Lamping is meant to be illegal, and the people who do it are usually part of a criminal fraternity. jazzactivist

3:39pm Thu 2 Jan 14

fellsman says...

Lamping foxes is not illegal as long as the lampers have the landowners permission and the relevant firearms licences and insurances - You are getting this form of legal vermin control mixed up with poaching or other activities which are carried out without the land owners permission
Lamping foxes is not illegal as long as the lampers have the landowners permission and the relevant firearms licences and insurances - You are getting this form of legal vermin control mixed up with poaching or other activities which are carried out without the land owners permission fellsman

4:11pm Thu 2 Jan 14

laker1 says...

jazzactivist wrote:
If it is lampers out shooting foxes, or any other wildlife, they should be reported to the police. Lamping is meant to be illegal, and the people who do it are usually part of a criminal fraternity.
Not often right - but wrong again - most people out lamping foxes are not part of the criminal fraternity, but are doing a job usually at the request of the farmers on who's land they operate. Many farmers have to resort to this form of pest control following the loss of the services of the fell packs due to the ridiculous Hunting Act of 2004.
[quote][p][bold]jazzactivist[/bold] wrote: If it is lampers out shooting foxes, or any other wildlife, they should be reported to the police. Lamping is meant to be illegal, and the people who do it are usually part of a criminal fraternity.[/p][/quote]Not often right - but wrong again - most people out lamping foxes are not part of the criminal fraternity, but are doing a job usually at the request of the farmers on who's land they operate. Many farmers have to resort to this form of pest control following the loss of the services of the fell packs due to the ridiculous Hunting Act of 2004. laker1

9:58pm Fri 3 Jan 14

flora_f00 says...

It's not lampers, I've heard them. It's like lightening flashes but just a flash, no line, no noise, no rain, no thunder. It happened at 4 minute intervals this morning at 5.40 am
It's not lampers, I've heard them. It's like lightening flashes but just a flash, no line, no noise, no rain, no thunder. It happened at 4 minute intervals this morning at 5.40 am flora_f00

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