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.
Tragedy has struck a family a third time after the death of their son who drowned in a river in County Durham at the weekend.
The body of a Bishop Auckland teenager has been recovered from the River Wear in the early hours of today.