Tributes to river death teens

Two teenage girls, whose bodies were found by divers in the River Wear yesterday, have been named as Chloe Fowler, 14, and fifteen-year-old Tonibeth Purvis. The pair got into difficulty on a fast-flowing part of the river yesterday afternoon.

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Members of the public attempted to rescue teens

Emergency service personnel search for two girls who vanished in the River Wear at Fatfield, Washington, Tyne and Wear. Credit: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

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.

Emergency services continue their search of the River Wear this evening. Credit: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

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