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Update to man found in river

Dated: 18 Apr 2014

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Police have identified the man who was recovered from the River Wear and was later pronounced dead.

He has been identified as a 72 -year-old man from Durham.

There is no suspected third party involvement and reports are being prepared for the coroner.

Police were called to the River Wear in Washington at 12.29pm on Thursday, April 17, following reports of a man in the river.

Officers and other emergency services attended at Bonemill Lane, Fatfield in Washington near the Biddick Inn.

A man was recovered from the river and taken to Sunderland Royal Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

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