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Death of a man treated as unexplained after a body is recovered from the River Skerne

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Durham Police have confirmed that a body has been recovered from a river in Darlington.

Officers were made aware around 9:20am, after reports of a body being discovered in the River Skerne, at Parkside, Darlington.

Emergency services attended but the man was pronounced dead.

We are currently treating this death as unexplained. A post mortem and formal identification of the man has not yet been carried out.

Anyone with any information is asked to call Durham Constabulary on 101, quoting incident 70 of December 6."

– Durham Constabulary