A mountain rescue team was called after a concerned walker heard cries of ‘help me’ while descending Barrow to Stile End.
Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was called out on August 4 at 6.22pm to Stile End after the walker called 999 after hearing five to six cries pleading for help.
Due to the wind direction, the walker believed the calls to be coming from the lower slopes of Grisedale Pike above hospital plantation or the Coledale area.
A small team was sent to investigate, but after searching the area between Barrow and Stile End then along the Coledale track to Force Crag, nothing untoward was seen or heard.
A total of five team members attended and the search took an hour and 50 minutes to complete.
The team described the call as a false alarm with good intentions.
The incident comes days after another false alarm callout was made by a walker who heard convincing cries for help from Gillercomb Buttress.
On August 1 at 6.26pm, the team were called out to Ravencrag to respond.
But when attempts were made to hail the caller, no reply was heard.
A solitary figure was seen stationary on the crag but it wasn’t possible to ascertain if it was related.
With no mobile signal, it was two hours before the informant could call 999 to report their experience.
Team members approached the Raven Crag area of Grey Knotts from Honister to undertake a search of the area where the reported shouts were heard.
The team reported there was no evidence of anyone on the crags and nothing was seen or heard, so they returned to base.
The overall search took three hours and 34 minutes and involved six team members.