Officers sent barges to island on Loch Leven in major reaction after false tip-off about campers
Emergency services mounted a full-scale rescue operation, including fire engine, ambulances and lifeboats, after a passerby think a group of heavy metal fans out camping were involved in a suicide pact.
The three humen were enjoying beers around a camp fire on an island in Loch Leven, Perthshire on Sunday night, as their children sleep in a tent, when they ensure the illuminates from police barges rushing across the water towards them.
” For some reason the police had received a tip that we might be in grave danger and they came to rescue us ,” told Panagiotis Filis, a lecturer at Aberdeen University and a founder of the Black Metal Brewery.” They genuinely did a great job of rescuing us, the only issue is that we didn’t need rescuing .”
Police had smashed the windows of one of the group’s automobiles, which was parked on the mainland, apparently searching for a suicide note. When interviewing the men, they said they had been concerned about a potential kidnapping.
The group was ferried across to dry land, where they reported find more than 20 emergency service vehicles and about 50 people waiting for them.” The sum of resources they threw at it was just ridiculous ,” told Ross Anderson, a civil technologist.
” When we got on to dry land there was a police officer there and he had cuts all over his hand from transgressing both the windows on my auto ,” he said.” It felt to me that they were all pumped up and ready to take over something when there was nothing to take on .”
Speaking to the Scotsman, David Henderson, a modern languages teacher and member of the heavy metal band Nyctopia, told:” They kind of stimulated us feel as if we did something wrong, but we just like to go wild camping, drink beer and listen to heavy metal music .”
He said he guessed the incident had happened because the group was garmented in black and the children had face paint on.” Because we were all dressed in black and look like heavy metal fans, people sometimes assume we are dangerous ,” he said.
Following the ordeal, different groups- which included two 10 -year-olds, a seven-year-old and a dog called Jazz- were left along the shores with nothing but a police incident number. They were forced to sleep in their autoes because they were over the legal alcohol restriction to drive home.
A spokeswoman for Police Scotland told:” We were called considering a concern for a group of people on Sunday at around 19.00. Investigations were carried out, along with the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service and they were all traced safe and well at around midnight .”
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