There is feeling of utter dejection among people I have spoken to in Washington. Two bodies were recovered from the River Wear. The community is numb.
Dive teams searching the River Wear for two teenage girls have found a second body. Northumbria Police say the hunt is being "scaled down".
Dive teams searching the River Wear for two teenage girls who went missing this afternoon have recovered a female body, Northumbria Police have confirmed.
An off-duty policeman and a member of the public tried to save two teenage girls who vanished in a fast-flowing river today.
Around 100 emergency service personnel were involved in the search for the girls who got into difficulty while playing in the River Wear at Fatfield, Washington, Tyne and Wear.
Police, ambulance and firefighters are searching for two children reported to have been seen in the River Wear near Fatfield in Washington.
A spokesman for Northumbria Police say they believe two teenage girls have gone into the river.
Police, fire and ambulance services are continuing to carry out searches.