(Mirror) – A body has been found during a search and rescue operation for a 15-year-old boy who got into difficulty after entering a river.
Durham Police were alerted at around 5pm yesterday that the youngster had gone missing in the River Tees in Darlington.
He had entered the river at Broken Scar in the early evening before disappearing,
Officers were joined by Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service, the North East Ambulance Service, Teesdale and Weardale Search and Mountain Rescue Team and underwater search teams.
A statement from Durham Police said: “We are sorry to report a body has been found in the River Tees at Broken Scar, Darlington.
“A multi-agency search operation was launched shortly after 5pm yesterday following reports a teenager had gone into the river and had got into difficulty.
“Sadly, a body was found shortly before midnight.
“Formal identification has yet to take place, but it is believed to be the body of a 15-year-old boy.