Police have confirmed that the body of a teenage boy believed to be Jordan Roberts has been found in the River Wear near to Finchale Priory, County Durham.
No formal identification has taken place and efforts to recover the body are still under way.
Superintendent Andy Huddleston, of Durham Constabulary, said: "Jordan's family have been informed of the development and we are continuing to support them through this difficult time."
Police searching for missing Jordan Roberts say they have found a body during their search of the River Wear.
Police say a teenager who is missing in the River Wear is 'feared drowned'. Three brothers and a friend were at the river. Two brothers got into difficulty. The friend managed to pull one of them out, but could not reach the other brother, who disappeared. He has been named as Jordan Roberts, 17.
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.
A major search and rescue operation is underway at the River Wear near to Finchale Abbey. Jordan Roberts went missing last night.
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.
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.
Police and rescue teams are resuming their search of the River Wear for a person who went missing last night.
One man was rescued from the water near Finchale Priory in County Durham.
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 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.