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.


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.