The inquest into the deaths of two girls who died in the River Wear is due to take place.
Tonibeth Purvis, 15, was reportedly trying to save her friend Chloe Fowler, 14, after she got into difficulty in the river at Washington in July.
Both girls were swept away and their bodies were found by emergency crews.
Police at the time described the incident as "an absolute tragedy".
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