Police identify body of man found in River Wear near Washington

Northumbria Police3

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, but as yet hasn’t been named.

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

As reported on SR News, 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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