Rescued canoeist dies

A canoeist who was rescued from a swollen river yesterday in County Durham has died.

View all 3 updates ›

Canoeist airlifted to hospital after rescue

A canoeist was airlifted to hospital after being pulled from a swollen river in County Durham.

Emergency services attended the scene yesterday afternoon near the suspension bridge over the River Tees at Whorlton Lido, near Barnard Castle.

The man was rescued from the river bank and airlifted to James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough.

More top news