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.
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 man was taken to the University Hospital of North Durham suffering from hypothermia.
Durham Police has confirmed that a student was rescued from the River Wear in the early hours of this morning. More details to follow.
One lane is blocked and there is slow traffic on the A1(M) northbound after a multi vehicle accident between J63 A167 / A183 (Chester-le-Street) and J64 A195 (Washington).
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.
A lot of dry conditions tonight, but remaining cold with frost and ice forming in places.
A few wintry showers are still likely in places, especially during the second part of the night.
Widespread ice developing. Minimum Temperature -3C.
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