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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.

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Police name two girls who died in the River Wear

Police have named two teenage girls, whose bodies were found by divers in the River Wear yesterday, as Chloe Fowler and Tonibeth Purvis.

The pair got into difficulty on a fast-flowing part of the river at around 3pm yesterday.

Fourteen-year-old Chloe Fowler Credit: Northumbria Police/Family handout

Northumbria Police said enquiries into the incident are ongoing and more information will be released in due course.

Fifteen-year-old Tonibeth Purvis Credit: Northumbria Police/Family handout

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