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Emergency services contiune to search river tees following swimming incident

Emergency services this morning have resumed the search of River Tees in Stockton, They had been carrying out a search following reports of a man who got in to difficulties last night within the River Tees, Stockton.

It is believed Dave Zikhali had been swimming with friends, when he got in to difficulties.

A joint operation involving Cleveland Police, Cleveland Fire Brigade the RNLI and the Police Helicopter are on the scene.

Redcar RNLI spent 90 minuets on the River Tees near to the Millennium Bridge before being stood down.

Police have closed the North side embankment from the footpath from The Princess Diana Bridge along to the watersports centre.

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The area remained closed overnight with emergency services returning this morning including divers from Northumbria Police Underwater specialist unit returning to the area this morning.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on the non-emergency number 101.

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