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Picture released of the River Wear's 14-year-old victim

Durham Constabulary has released a picture of Cameron Gosling, the 14-year-old boy who died in the River Wear this weekend.

Cameron Gosling with his girlfriend, Laura Cowan.

Cameron Gosling, a pupil at Parkside Academy in County Durham, drowned after getting into troubles while swimming with a group of friends.

'Always smiling': Tributes left for Cameron Gosling, teenage River Wear drowning victim

The friends of Cameron Gosling have left flowers nearby to where the 14-year-old boy's body was pulled from the River Wear.

The teenager's body was found on Sunday night, July 6 next to Paradise Park at Witton Park in Bishop Auckland, after a group of youngsters got into trouble while swimming in the water.

One card reads 'always a smile on your face and you made others smile too'

Sydney Richardson, 74, who is a volunteer at the nearby Low Barnes nature reserve, said: "It's awful and I feel for the family. People don't realise how dangerous rivers are and how deep they can get quickly".

Cameron Gosling is the fifteenth person to die in the River Wear in the last two years.


Woman goes missing on night out in South Shields

*Update: Briony Lawson has contacted Northumbria Police to say she is safe and well. Officers have thanked the public for their help.

Police are appealing for the public's help to find a missing young woman from Sunderland who was last seen at a nightclub.

Briony Lawson, 25, was last seen in Roxanne's nightclub in South Shields when she left her group of friends at around 5am on July 5.

She told friends she was going to meet someone in Newcastle, but has not been seen since and did not turn up for work this morning.

  • She is described as white, 5ft 2ins tall, with blonde bobbed hair and wearing glasses.
  • She was last seen wearing a blue top with a beige vest underneath, colourful trousers and beige high heels.

Officers say Briony's family are growing increasingly concerned for her welfare and are appealing for her to get in touch.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101, extension 69191, quoting log number 976 05/07/15.

Teacher pays tribute to 'sunny boy' who drowned in the River Wear

The deputy headteacher of Parkside Academy has paid tribute to the River Wear's fifteenth victim in two years, Cameron Gosling.

The 14-year-old boy drowned in the River Wear yesterday, July 5, after getting into difficulty while swimming.

Flowers left at the scene in Bishop Auckland. Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees

"He was a popular boy, full of high spirits and fun.

"He was well-liked by both pupils and staff and it is an absolute tragedy to lose such a lovely boy on the very cusp of adulthood.

"Our thoughts today are very much with Cameron's parents, brothers and wider family."

– Ann Wise, Deputy Head of Parkside Academy

Police reveal name of boy who drowned in the River Wear

Durham Police have released the name of the 14-year-old boy who died after getting into difficulties in the River Wear in Bishop Auckland.

He was Cameron Gosling, a pupil at Parkside Academy, Willington, County Durgham.

Police say Cameron was swimming with a group of friends, all around the same age, when he jumped from a flat rock into the river.

He surfaced briefly before disappearing.

After a major search, police divers found his body at 10.30pm on Sunday.


Body recovered from River Wear after major emergency

Police searching for a 14 year old boy in the River Wear have found a body.

The child is believed to have been swimming with friends, at Paradise Park in Bishop Auckland, when he got into difficulties.

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

No formal identification has been made. More details are expected to be released in the morning.

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
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