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Team of rescuers arrive to help search for Ian Bell

A group of volunteer water search and rescuers have arrived from Derbyshire to help police with the search for missing Ian Bell.

The search now extends from Sunnybrow to Chester-le-Street.

The fire service say they have been overwhelmed by the public response for help and are urging people to take care while on the river bank.

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Volunteers help search for 8 year old

Teams of volunteers from across County Durham are helping in the search for missing Ian Bell.

One woman said: "The family must be going through hell. If my child went missing, I'd want people to do the same."

A search and rescue boat was also sent up the Wear towards Page Bank. Many volunteers began to express their concerns that Ian may be dead, as the temperature around Sunnybrow plummeted.

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