Film crew using flares sparks mountain rescue call-out

Film crew using flares sparks mountain rescue call-out

Film crew using flares sparks mountain rescue call-out

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SIXTEEN volunteer mountain rescuers spent nearly three hours on the fells responding to reports of distress flares - to find a film crew using them during a shoot.

Keswick Mountain Rescue Team went to Skiddaw on Friday evening after members of the public saw the flares lighting up the sky.

“When a local resident reported a flare being seen on Skiddaw, it was initially greeted with some scepticism, as flares are rarely used these days to raise an alarm," said a team spokesman.

“When however a second one was seen after about an hour at the same location, we decided it had to be followed up.

“A group gathered at base, and a team of seven with two search dogs flogged up from the top of Dodd with all the rescue kit, to discover a film crew making a mountain-biking film.

“In the traditional words of the police, they were ‘offered advice’.”

 

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8:58pm Sun 27 Jul 14

couldn't make it up says...

Let's hope this doesn't flare up again.
Hope the film crew left a contribution?
Let's hope this doesn't flare up again. Hope the film crew left a contribution? couldn't make it up
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12:13pm Mon 28 Jul 14

greenbell says...

As these people did not have the courtesy to inform the Mountain Rescue or the Police of their intentions I think that they should at least make a large contribution to the rescue team involved. I know people in the Mountain Rescue who drop everything and turn out for a call-out and are often faced with thoughtless people such as these. Has selfishness taken over in society completely?
As these people did not have the courtesy to inform the Mountain Rescue or the Police of their intentions I think that they should at least make a large contribution to the rescue team involved. I know people in the Mountain Rescue who drop everything and turn out for a call-out and are often faced with thoughtless people such as these. Has selfishness taken over in society completely? greenbell
  • Score: 3

12:32pm Mon 28 Jul 14

rab says...

Totally agree greenbelt, perhaps a large donation from their film fund is appropriate, or are we now living in the two fingers in the air society. Totally shameful!
Totally agree greenbelt, perhaps a large donation from their film fund is appropriate, or are we now living in the two fingers in the air society. Totally shameful! rab
  • Score: 1

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