A canoeist who was rescued from a swollen river in County Durham has died.
The 47-year-old man was pulled from the River Tees at Whorlton Lido near Barnard Castle yesterday, October 27, after getting into difficulties.
He was airlifted to the James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough, but died this morning, October 27.
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