Man discovered in river named

River Wear - DurhamBy

A man found in the River Wear yesterday has been named as Robert Porter.

Police were called at about 15:00 yesterday after receiving reports of a body in the river.

They closed off Framwelgate Bridge as a result.

Porter, 78 and from Spennymoor, County Durham, was reported missing in the early hours of yesterday by staff at the supported living facility where he lived.

A spokeswoman for Durham police said the death is being treated a non-suspicious.

Photograph: Joyce Uerpairojkit

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