The family of a teenager who died in the River Wear while trying to save her friend say that nobody is to blame for what happened.
In a message read out to mourners at Tonibeth Purvis' funeral service, they said what happened was a tragic accident and that nobody should live with any guilt.
Hundreds turned out to pay their respects to the 15-year-old from Washington.
Watch the full report from Kenny Toal below.
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