Man dies after being hauled from the Wear

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A MAN has died after being pulled from the River Wear.

Police were called to riverbank at Bonemill Lane, Fatfield, Washington near the Biddick Inn at about 12.30pm today after a reports of a man in the river.

The man was recovered from the river and taken to Sunderland Royal Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

Police said enquiries are at an early stage and officers are working to identify him and to trace his family.

A spokesman said additional patrols are in the area to reassure residents and carry out enquiries.