Middlesbrough man found dead in Laos

A missing man from Middlesbrough has been found dead in Laos. John-Paul Conley, 35, from Middlesbrough, was on a 12-month trip round the world with his partner Kate Downey.

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Hope that missing Middlesborough man will be found alive

John-Paul Conley with his partner Kate Downey Credit: Kate Downey

There are still hopes that a Middlesbrough man who went missing while swimming in a the Mekong River in Laos in Southeast Asia will be found alive.

John-Paul Conley was swimming at Tat Had beach when he was pulled downstream.

It is thought he was caught by a fast moving current.

A tourist and local fishermen saw him being taken by the current but not dragged under the water.

This is not the first a swimmer has been swept away in this area, and some have made it onto islands further downstream.

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