13/05/2014

Three Kayakers Found Dead Named

Three kayakers found dead in the River Tyne in Northumberland after they went missing were two brothers and their cousin.

Police were alerted after brothers Darren Thorpe, 41, Mark Thorpe, 39, and their cousin Gavin Bradley, 36, all from South Shields, were reported missing at 11.00pm last Sunday when they failed to return home.

The RAF, Coastguard and Police Marine Unit joined other emergency services in the hunt for the trio.

The first body was recovered from the river by a nRAF helicopter at Riding Mill at 05:00, the second at Corbridge at approximately 06:20 on Monday, while the third was found at Riding Mill, at 13:15.

Northumbria Police said inquiries are continuing.

(CVS/CD)

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