Inquest into river drowning

A coroner has recorded a verdict of accidental death at an inquest for 2 teenage girls who drowned in the River Wear.

14-year-old Chloe Fowler was playing in the water near Washington when she got into difficulties.

Her 15-year-old friend Tonibeth Purvis tried to save her.

Jonny Blair reports.


River teens' inquest

The inquest begins into the deaths of two teenagers who died in the River Wear.