– FAMILY OF CHLOE FOWLER
Chloe was a beautiful, kind and caring girl and we as a family are devastated by what has happened.
We would like to thank everyone involved in helping us to look for the girls. We would ask that we are given some time and privacy to grieve.
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.