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Last Updated: Monday, 7 May 2007, 11:41 GMT 12:41 UK
Waterfall search team finds body
High Force Waterfall
The waterfall is a popular tourist attraction
Police divers searching for a man who fell more than 60ft (18m) from the top of a waterfall have found a body.

It was discovered close to the base of the High Force Waterfall, in Forest-In-Teesdale, County Durham, on Monday morning, Durham Police said.

The victim, who has not been named, is believed to be aged in his 30s and from Jarrow in South Tyneside.

The search operation, which began on Sunday evening, also involved the fire service and a fell rescue team.

Police divers were originally unable to join the rescue efforts because of concerns about conditions in the River Tees below and submerged ledges at the base of the falls.

However, they were allowed to take part on Monday morning after the heavy flow of water over the falls was reduced by closing the outflow at Cow Green Reservoir.


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