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Teen boy's death is third family tragedy

A family from Bishop Auckland, County Durham, was in torment after the death of a third son who drowned while cooling off in the River Wear.

The body of 16-year-old Colin Dodds was recovered early on Sunday after a major rescue operation, a day after he disappeared while playing with friends.

His older brother Ryan died, aged 14, in July 2009 from multiple organ failure. He was diagnosed with Hirschsprung's disease at birth, a rare condition that affects the bowels.

In 1992, the family lost six-week-old Kenneth after he died from complications caused by his premature birth.


Body found in River Wear hunt for missing teenager

Durham Police confirm they have found the body of missing Bishop Auckland teenager Colin Dodds.

Colin was with two teenagers in the River Wear, in Bishop Auckland, County Durham, when he began to struggle and was unable to reach the river bank.

A joint operation involving police, ambulance, the fire service, the RAF and search and rescue teams was undertaken.

Search for boy 'missing in River Wear'

A major search is under way for a teenage boy who is believed to have fallen in a river.

Emergency services were called earlier today after reports that the boy fell in the River Wear, in Bishop Auckland, County Durham, a Durham Police spokeswoman said.

Police are currently dealing with a report of a teenage male having fallen in the river at Bishop Auckland at an area known as Batts Pool.

A joint emergency services operation is under way.

– Durham Police spokeswoman