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16 year old dies after swimming near High Force

A 16 year old boy has died after getting into difficulties in the River Tees near High Force.

The teenager, from Hartlepool, was swimming in the pool below the waterfall with five other teenagers.

The alarm was raised at 8pm on Tuesday 14th June.

He was pulled from the water by the Fire Service Rescue Boat at around 9.45 pm and airlifted to James Cook Hospital, where he later died.

Three boys and two girls, who had been with the boy, were not injured.

Teenager in hospital after High Force rescue

High Force in Upper Teesdale Credit: PA (library image)

A teenager has been airlifted to hospital after getting into difficulties in the River Tees near High Force.

Police, the Fire Service, Ambulance crews and fourteen members of the Mountain Rescue team were called to High Force at around 7.30 pm on Tuesday 14th June.

It's understood four people in total were in the water - with three of the group managing to get out.

A young man was pulled from the water by the Fire Service Emergency Rescue boat and taken to James Cook Hospital by helicopter.

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Police Officer faces hearing over 'I love weed' woolly hat

A North Yorkshire Police Officer, accused of going on patrol wearing a woolly hat with the slogan 'I love weed', is facing misconduct charges.

A three day hearing into the allegations is due to begin at North Yorkshire Police Headquarters today.

PC Simon Ryan faces allegations that, "whilst on duty at Northallerton police station he wore a black woolly hat stating 'I love weed' or words/pictures to that effect. Despite being advised to remove the hat, he resumed wearing the hat whilst on mobile patrol."

The force alleges that PC Ryan's conduct amounted to a breach of professional standards.

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