Tyne & Wear

Jordan Roberts' River Wear death was accidental, coroner says

Jordan Roberts Image copyright Durham Constabulary
Image caption Jordan Roberts went into the River Wear with his brother and another friend in September 2014

The death of a teenager who got into difficulty while swimming in the River Wear was accidental, a coroner has ruled.

Jordan Roberts, 17, from Sunderland, was with his brother and a friend near Finchale Abbey on 8 September, when he disappeared.

His body was found by police divers the next day.

County Durham coroner Andrew Tweddle recorded a verdict of accidental death.

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