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Human chain rescues student who fell into the river

Durham Police say that officers formed a human chain, with help from the fire service, to rescue a student who had fallen into the River Wear.

Area near where the man was pulled out of the River Wear Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

The man was discovered at 1.45am today in the water near Durham Amateur Rowing Club by a passer-by who raised the alarm.

Police officers came to the aid of the student and managed to get him out of the water.

The river near Durham rowing club Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

The man was taken to the University Hospital of North Durham suffering from hypothermia.

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Weather: Today

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Chance of early cloud and showery rain, sleet and snow, followed by drier, brighter and breezier conditions.

Some scattered rain and sleet showers possible down the east coast late afternoon. Maximum Temperature 5C.

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