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Emergency search for missing swimmer in River Wear

Search and rescue teams at Witton Park in Bishop Auckland Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

Emergency services are continuing to search for a missing male in the River Wear at Bishop Auckland.

The area at Paradise Park is popular with teenagers.

It is understood that several people have been rescued but one swimmer is still missing.

Officers are supporting the families involved.

Emergency services at the scene at Bishop Auckland Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

River search near Bishop Auckland

Police say a search of the River Wear is taking place for a missing person.

The operation is centred on Paradise Park in the Witton Park area, west of Bishop Auckland.

Three people have been rescued from the river but it is understood that a fourth, who is believed to be male, is missing.

Police, fire, air ambulance personnel and fell rescuers are at the scene.

Durham Police say officers are supporting the families of those involved.


Body of Tunisia victim Lisa Burbidge to be flown home

Lisa Burbidge from Whickham in Gateshead was among the British victims of the terrorist attack Credit: Family photo

The body of Lisa Burbidge from Whickham, who was killed in the terrorist shootings in Tunisia, is being flown home to the UK.

Thirty-eight people - including 30 Britons - were killed when gunman Seifeddine Rezgui opened fire in the resort of Sousse.

The final five bodies of the British victims are being flown to RAF Brize Norton.

A minute's silence was observed across the UK yesterday to honour the victims.

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