A man's body has been found in the River Wear at Riverside Park, in Chester-le-Street. Officers are at the scene. Durham Police say at this stage they're not treating the death as suspicious.
Durham Police has reported flooding at Cone Terrace in Chester-le-Street, where the River Wear has burst its banks.
An inquest into the death of a teenager who died in the River Wear has been opened and adjourned to a later date. Coin Dodds, who was 16, got into difficulty while swimming near Bishop Auckland on Saturday. His body was found on Sunday after a wide-scale search.
An inquest opens this morning into death of a teenage boy who drowned at the weekend.
16 year old Colin Dodds got into difficulty while swimming in the River Wear near Bishop Auckland on Saturday.
A post-mortem examination is expected to take place today on the body of a teenage boy who drowned over the weekend.
16 year old Colin Dodds got into difficulty while swimming in the River Wear near Bishop Auckland on Saturday afternoon. Friends have described him as 'one in a million.'
Friends have described a sixteen year old who drowned in the River Wear on saturday evening as always happy and smiling. Colin Dodds was swimming with friends in Bishop Auckland when he got into trouble in the water.
Police, fire, search and rescue teams, the police helicopter, air ambulance and a rescue helicopter from RAF Boulmer all worked through the night to try and find him. His body was found in the early hours of this morning.
Flowers have been left in tribute to Colin Dodds, who was 16, whose body was pulled out of the River Wear by search teams early this morning. He had been swimming in an area known locally as the "black hole" near Bishop Auckland when he got into difficulty last night.
Police have confirmed a body recovered from the River Wear is that of missing 16-year-old Colin Dodds. He got into difficulties while swimming with two friends yesterday.
His body was found by police divers at 4.20am this morning at the bottom of a pool of water, close to where he was last seen.