Police searching for a teenager who got into difficulties in the River Tees have found a body.
The boy, 15, entered the water at Broken Scar in Darlington and the alarm was raised shortly after 5pm on Monday, Durham Police said.
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.
But in a statement on Tuesday, 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.
“His family have been informed and are being supported and our thoughts are with them at this tragic time.
“His death is not being treated as suspicious.”
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