Tuesday was a busy day for Northumberland’s Mountain Rescue Teams, with two separate callouts in the county.

Volunteers from Northumberland National Park Mountain Rescue and North of Tyne Mountain Rescue were called out to Kielder and Breamish Valley on Tuesday June 1 to assist with two incidents.

The first occurred just after 11am, when a cyclist sustained a lower leg injury after coming off their bike on a trail near Kielder.

Two vehicles travelled to assist the casualty, who was treated and stabilised by a North East ambulance service paramedic.

The casualty was stretchered to an ambulance before being taken to hospital.

Later that day, at 12.58pm, Northumbria Police requested assistance from the Mountain Rescue Teams to locate a child who had been reported missing near Alnhammoor in the Breamish Valley.

Iain Nixon, leader for Northumberland National Park Mountain Rescue Team, said: “We don’t usually get two requests for help in the same afternoon!

“This time, we were asked to assist in the search for a missing child in the Breamish Valley.

“Fortunately, we had other volunteers who could respond and we were able to deploy another vehicle; given the information that a child was missing on the hills, this was as serious concern.

Thankfully, the child was found safe and well by the National Police Air Service helicopter and reunited with their relieved family.

Andrew Miller, Duty Controller, said: “We were delighted that this incident was resolved so quickly; it’s another great example of inter-agency work.”

The two callouts on Tuesday followed on from Monday’s callout at Milecastle 39 at Hadrian’s Wall.