Teenager pulled from river

An inquest has opened and been adjourned into the death of a teenager who died in the River Wear.

View all 10 updates ›

Flowers left for teenager who died in River Wear

Many people have already left flowers since Colin's body was found this morning Credit: ITV

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.

Friends have been paying their respects at the spot near Bishop Auckland where Colin died Credit: ITV
Durham Police say the death was a "tragic accident" Credit: ITV

More on this story