Woman’s body recovered from River Wear

Queen Alexandra Bridge, Sunderland
Queen Alexandra Bridge, Sunderland

The body of an elderly woman has been recovered from the River Wear in Sunderland.

Police and ambulance crews were called to the river near to the Queen Alexandra Bridge at about 8.30pm on Tuesday.

Crews from North East Ambulance’s Hazard Response Team, an air ambulance doctor, fire crews and the RNLI were also in attendance.

The woman was taken to Sunderland Royal Hospital after being recovered from the water by the fire service.

A police spokesman said: “At 8.30pm on Tuesday, December 27, the body of an elderly woman was recovered from the River Wear.

“There is believed to be no third party involvement and a report will be prepared for the coroner.”