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Canoeist who died was a former solider

Colonel Pullan died in a canoeing accident at the weekend

A community is in mourning after it was confirmed a canoeist who died after his boat capsized in the River Tees was a former solider from Barnard Castle.

Colonel Andrew Pullan was pulled under the water at Whorlton Lido on Saturday.

He used to commanded 3rd Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment.