YOUNGSTERS in Morpeth came face to face with a four-legged hero at their weekly meeting.
Members of the 4th Morpeth Cubs welcomed the North of Tyne Search and Rescue team to their regular Tuesday session.
The rescuers brought along their vehicle and equipment to help explain their work to their young audience.
But the highlight of the visit was the chance for the Cubs to meet one of the search dogs, who then took part in a demonstration to show how searches take place and dogs and people work together.
The rescue team also explained how they rely on public donations to fund their valuable work.