A lost child, injured rock jumper and fallen cliff path walker were all in a busy day's work for one coastguard team in Cornwall this week.

Portreath Coastguard Rescue Team had no less than three rescues on Wednesday, which began just after 1pm.

The volunteers were sent to help a casualty who had fallen on the cliff path around Godrevy and suffered head and neck injuries.

A team spokesperson said: "We arrived on scene and the local RNLI lifeguards had cleaned and dressed the head wound.

"We then proceeded to make the casualty comfortable and assess for further injuries, alongside continuing monitoring of there condition whilst awaiting paramedics.

"Once the paramedics arrived on scene they carried out further assessments before allowing the casulty to make their way to the local minor injuries unit for stitches.

"We wish the casualty well and an enjoyable last few days of their walking trip."

As the team were arriving back at station they were sent back out again, to help St Agnes Coastguard Search & Rescue Team in the search for a missing child between Chapel Porth and St Agnes.

"We were quickly on scene and numerous search teams were set about searching.

"Within half an hour the missing child was located out on the road and reunited with family," said the spokesperson.

The Portreath coastguards returned to the station to pack away.

However, just after 6pm the team was back out for the third time, to help the ambulance service with a young casualty who had jumped from rocks at Godrevy into shallow water and suffered a suspected back and neck injury.

The Portreath spokesperson added: "We arrived on scene alongside St Ives Lifeboat who had brought the casulty ashore.

"Between us we stabilised and secured the casualty into our stretcher ready for a further assessment from the paramedics, who decided that a trip the hospital would be required.

"With the assistance of St Ives Coastguard Rescue Team we carried the casualty across the beach and up the cliff path to the awaiting ambulance so they could be conveyed to hospital.

"We wish the casualty a speedy recovery."