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Rescue operation lasted 'well into the small hours'

The operation to rescue up to 100 vehicles stranded in the snow over Carter Bar in North Northumberland lasted "well into the small hours," Border Search and Rescue Unit said.

Cars and lorries were towed back to clear road to continue their journey. Credit: Border Search and Rescue Unit
Border Search and Rescue Unit were called out along with neighbouring Tweed Valley and teams from Northumberland. Credit: Border Search and Rescue Unit


Third kayaker from same family found dead in river

Three kayakers from the same family have been found dead in a river in Northumberland after a major search and rescue operation were launched last night.

Rescuers found a kayak and two abandoned cars in their search for three kayakers who went missing last night Credit: PA Wire

Police, fire crews and the RAF were drafted in to search for three kayakers who were reported missing late last night.

Two vehicles belonging to kayakers found

Two vehicles belonging to missing kayakers on the River Tyne were found early this morning just hours before two bodies were found.

A Sea King helicopter has joined the search in Northumberland after three kayakers went missing Credit: PA Wire

Two kayaks have also been recovered after a the group of three kayakers from the South Shields area of South Tyneside went missing.

Riding Mill Pumping station on the River Tyne at Riding Mill, Northumberland where a search and rescue operation is taking place Credit: PA Wire

Formal identification of the two bodies is yet to take place and searches are continuing for the third missing kayaker.

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