The body of a man recovered from the RiverTees in Stockton today (Wednesday 23rd July) has now been identified as 20-year-old David Zikhali.
Divers were searching for him after he was reported as being in difficulty in the water at around 7.40pm on Monday 21st July.
Police believe he may have died while swimming in the river. They are not treating his death as suspicious.
Police have confirmed that the body of a man has been found in the River Tees near to Chandler’s Wharf in Stockton.
Formal identification has not been carried out but the family of missing man James Miller have been informed of the discovery.
A post mortem is due to take place, police are not treating the death as suspicious and information will now be passed to the Coroner.
A Flood Alert has been issued by the Environment Agency for the Upper River Tees.
The organisation says flooding is possible for low lying land in the Tees Valley, including Teesdale Way footpath at Croft later this evening. Low lying land and roads will be affected first.
This baby otter is being looked after at a veterinary practice in Stockton.
It is thought the animal has come out of the River Tees.
North East flooding
A Flood Alert has been issued by the Environment Agency for the Lower River Tees.
Flooding is possible for Low lying land in the Lower Tees valley, including the Riverside footpaths at Yarm.
Flooding is expected early afternoon. Low lying land and roads will be affected first.
Residents and local businesses have been invited to give their views on a proposed suspension bridge over the River Tees near Barnard Castle.
It would be one of the longest of its kind in the UK according to Durham County Council.
A multi million pound programme is about to start which will improve the water quality of the River Tees.
Northumbria Water is upgrading the sewer system on Teesside to prevent pollution during flooding.