LEVEL-HEADED tot Harry Whitehead came to the rescue when his grandad broke a leg in a hillside plunge.
Geoff Sykes, 66, was out walking at Quarmby Clough near Nab End Tower, Longwood, with three-year-old Harry when he broke his ankle badly.
Cool Harry went looking for help before a woman eventually came to their aid.
"Harry was brilliant, absolutely magic," said his proud grandad.
Harry, who lives in Greetland with Geoff's daughter, Justine, and son-in-law Jonathan, kept comforting his grandad and making sure he was all right as he crawled painfully along a bracken-choked path.
Despite their cries, the pair had to wait for an hour, before a dog-walker spotted their plight.
The drama unfolded during one of their regular Friday morning walks from Quarmby to Longwood, near the cliffs surrounding the landmark tower.
They were taking a steep new route up to the monument, but found themselves in a precipitous dead end, 100 yards away from the main path.
Geoff fell as they retraced their steps.
The 66-year-old, of Quarmby Garth, Quarmby, initially stumbled badly on his right leg.
Recovering quickly, and thinking he had simply tweaked his foot, he then put his full weight on the leg, which gave way.
His badly broken ankle subsequently needed plates, pins and stitches to fix.
"My foot was bent at right angles to my leg," said Geoff.
After taking stock of the situation, the pair made painfully slow progress back to the main path.
Geoff slid down the hillside on his bottom, using his left leg as a break while Harry clung to him.
After reaching level ground, Geoff crawled towards home with Harry scouting ahead, calling for help.
"I was in a bit of state," said Geoff. "We were shouting for help, but nobody came."
After about an hour, a woman walking a dog noticed their plight and went to Geoff's house to fetch help.
His wife, Carol, 60, has since offered some helpful safety advice to her hubby: "In future, when my husband leaves with his grandson, he will always take a mobile phone!"