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Teenager pulled from river

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

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Post-mortem due on drowned teenager

Colin Dodds drowned swimming in River Wear Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

A post-mortem examination is expected to take place today on the body of a teenage boy who drowned over the weekend.

16 year old Colin Dodds got into difficulty while swimming in the River Wear near Bishop Auckland on Saturday afternoon. Friends have described him as 'one in a million.'

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