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One person saved by CPR, one teenager still missing

An extensive search is underway after a 17-year-old boy went missing in the River Wear near to Finchale Abbey.

Four friends had been playing by the river; three males had entered the water and got into difficulty. One of the men managed to pull one of his friends out of the water and administered CPR which police believe saved his life. He was taken to hospital and his condition is described as poorly but stable.

Jordan Roberts aged 17 from Sunderland is still missing.

“We are continuing with the search for Jordan this morning and we have specially trained officers supporting Jordan’s family at this difficult time.”

– Supt. Andy Huddleston

'Extensive search' for missing teenage boy

Emergency services are searching the River Wear for a missing teenager who got into difficulty. Another teenager was rescued from the river near Finchale Priory in County Durham last night (September 8).

It is believed that one person fell into the river at around 5.15pm and that a second person went to help but he too got into difficulty.

The search was called off at 9.30pm last night due to the poor light. It has now been resumed and a rescue boat is being driven down the riverside in a trailer. A fire and rescue incident command unit, a water rescue unit, one ambulance, a fire engine and two police vehicles are also at the scene.

The area has been cordoned off.

Two men and two women, who are thought to be the family, are being led down to the river side by two police officers.

Another man and woman have also been allowed access to the river.

Missing boy was one of three in the water

The boy missing in the River Wear was with three other boys when he got into difficulty, ITV News understands.

He is believed to be 17.

It is understood a group of four were at the side of the river and three of them got into the water. It is thought one of the boys managed to get another out.

The 17 year old remains unaccounted for.

Police, fire and rescue services remain at the scene.


Emergency services continue River Wear search

ITV News Tyne Tees reporter Gregg Easteal is at the scene in County Durham where emergency services are searching for a missing person. One man has been rescued.

Police in County Durham prepare to resume river search

Police and rescue teams are due to resume searching the River Wear shortly for a person who went missing last night.

One man was rescued from the water near Finchale Priory in County Durham after emergency services were called around 5pm yesterday.

River search to resume shortly near Finchale Priory. Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees
The River Wear flows alongside Finchale Priory in County Durham. Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees
Emergency services were called to Finchale Priory around 5pm yesterday. Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees

River Wear search for missing person to resume this morning

River search centred on area around Finchale Priory, County Durham.

Emergency searches will resume searching for a person who is missing after getting into difficulty in the River Wear.

One man was rescued from the water after police, fire and mountain rescue teams were called to the Finchale Priory area in County Durham at 5pm yesterday.

The search was called off at around 9.30pm due to bad light.

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