Police name man, 70, whose body was found in River Wear
Police have named a man whose body was found in the River Wear.
A body was found in the river near Witton-le-Wear in County Durham shortly before 1pm yesterday.
Emergency services attended but despite their efforts, the man was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.The man has been named as 70-year-old Timothy Stephenson, who was from Bishop Auckland.
A Durham Constabulary spokesman said: "Police can confirm that a body found in the River Wear, near Witton-le-Wear, is that of 70-year-old, Timothy Stephenson from Bishop Auckland.
"The body was found by a member of the public at around 12.40pm yesterday.
"Police are satisfied the death is not suspicious and will be preparing a file for the coroner."