Call out: 15th January 2010
- Location – Sandy Heys / Kinder Scout
- Time – 22:30 till 00:00
- Team Members – 2
- Man Hours – 3
I received a call at 22:30 from the residents of the lower reservoir house which is located beside the dam wall of Kinder reservoir. They had seen lights approximately 1/3 of the way up Sandy Heys.
The lights had stayed stationary for about 45 minutes and then gone out. I called our deputy team leader and agreed that I, with another local team member, would take the team landrover and investigate, before initiating a full team callout. On arrival at the reservoir, we intercepted a couple descending who had been walking up Sandy Heys. They had stopped for about an hour part way up, but then decided to return because of the high wind chill and freezing conditions. We were confident that this couple were the source of the lights and so did not call the full team out.
Dave Eustace, Team Member