An off-duty policeman and a member of the public tried to save two teenage girls who vanished in a fast-flowing river today.
Around 100 emergency service personnel were involved in the search for the girls who got into difficulty while playing in the River Wear at Fatfield, Washington, Tyne and Wear.
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