9 May 2013, 06:01
The body of a man's been found in the River Wear near Chester Le Street
Police were called after a body, thought to be a man in his 40s, was spotted floating in the river towards the top end of Riverside Park in yesterday afternoon (Wednesday 8th May)
Two council workmen raised the alarm after the body was found in a shallow section of the river near the golf course.
A post mortem examination will be carried out and the police are treating the death as unexplained.