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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The trophy started at Hadrian's Wall before passing through Hexham and Newcastle on its way to Alnwick.
Andrew Pullan's canoe capsized and he was pulled under the water near Barnard Castle in October 2013.
298 people were killed in the atrocity including Newcastle United fans Liam Sweeney & John Alder.