Two vehicles belonging to missing kayakers on the River Tyne were found early this morning just hours before two bodies were found.
Two kayaks have also been recovered after a the group of three kayakers from the South Shields area of South Tyneside went missing.
Formal identification of the two bodies is yet to take place and searches are continuing for the third missing kayaker.
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