One body found in search for teenage girls

Dive teams have recovered a female body. Credit: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

Dive teams searching the River Wear for two teenage girls who went missing this afternoon have recovered a female body, Northumbria Police have confirmed.

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Tributes to river death teens

Two teenage girls, whose bodies were found by divers in the River Wear yesterday, have been named as Chloe Fowler, 14, and fifteen-year-old Tonibeth Purvis. The pair got into difficulty on a fast-flowing part of the river yesterday afternoon.