Police find bodies of two girls in River Wear

Police and emergency services have confirmed they have found two bodies in the River Wear in Washington.

It is believed two teenage girls got in to trouble while swimming in the water.

Police dive team who had been searching the River Wear for the two girls found the second body.

Northumbria Police tweeted.


Northumbria Police said "At just before 9pm search teams found the body of a female.

Around 10pm a second female was found.

The families of both girls have been informed and both bodies have been taken to Sunderland Royal Hospital."

Our thoughts extend to their family and friends at this difficult time.

Police find body In river wear

Police and emergency services who have been searching for hours for two missing teenagers after they were reporting missing after it is believed they fell in to the river wear.

Police have confirmed one body has been found and recovered from the water.

Northumbria Police have confirmed the sad news that a female body had been found by dive teams searching near Fatfield Bridge on the river.

An off-duty policeman and a member of the public had earlier tried to save the two girls after they had jumped in.

Our thoughts are sent to the family and friends at this difficult time.

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