Canoeist dies after capsizing at Whorlton Lido

A canoeist has died after capsizing in the River Tees, Durham Police has confirmed.

The 47-year-old man was canoeing near Barnard Castle, County Durham, on Saturday when he had to be pulled from the river by a member of the public.

He was flown from Whorlton Lido to James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough by the Great North Air Ambulance at about 14:00 BST.

He died at 07:30 GMT, Durham Police said.

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