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.'
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.