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Last Updated: Friday, 18 January 2008, 19:51 GMT
River plunge search 'wound down'
The search for a man believed to have jumped into the River Wear has been wound down.

Two women reported seeing a young man dressed in dark clothing enter the water from a bridge in the Bishop Auckland area on Wednesday evening.

Police said he would have fallen at least 164ft (50m) from the point he was spotted near Newton Cap.

An operation involving the police helicopter and underwater divers was undertaken but nothing has been found.

Volunteers from Tees and Weardale Search and Rescue also took to the river on kayaks to help.

A police spokesman said no further searches were likely to take place over the weekend.



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