A spokesman for Northumbria Police say they believe two teenage girls have gone into the river.
Police, fire and ambulance services are continuing to carry out searches.
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Ex Newcastle United striker, Alan Shearer has spoken about owing Freddy Shepherd a "huge debt" for bringing him back home.
Newcastle United have paid tribute to former chairman Freddy Shepherd who has died at the age of 75.
North East businessman Graham Wylie CBE has paid tribute to the 'very charitable and generous' Freddy Shepherd.