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Body found in search for boy, 15, at Broken Scar

Anas El-Rafai

A 15-year-old boy who died after getting into difficulty in the River Tees, at Broken Scar, Darlington, has been named.

Anas El-Rafai, of Darlington, was last seen shortly after 5pm yesterday after entering the water.

Sadly, his body was found nearby shortly before midnight.

Formal identification was carried out this afternoon.

In a statement, his parents said: “Anas was a fit and healthy young man. He was very popular at school.

“We are devastated and miss him so much.”

His death is not being treated as suspicious and a file will now be prepared for the coroner.

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