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Search for river boy, 8.

A MAJOR search was being carried out today after an eight-year-old boy fell into a river while playing with friends. The boy is believed to have fallen into the River Wear, near Willington, in County Durham, at around 7pm yesterday. Police, the fire service and search and rescue teams, including members from Teesside, scoured the area with help from the North East Air Support Unit and RAF. Janice Larnach, owner of the Brown Trout pub, near to where the boy is believed to have fallen, said the river was in flood after heavy rain. She said the boy's brother told searchers he saw his sibling fall and grab a tree branch, which then snapped.
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Publication:Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)
Date:Apr 28, 2012
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