A mans body has been recovered from the River Tees close to the Tees Barrage after extensive searches that took place on the evening of Tuesday 25th of July.

The incident drew a large response from a number of agencies including Cleveland Police, Cleveland Fire Brigade, Tees River Rescue, North East Ambulance Service (HART) Hazardous Area Response Team and a critical care team from The Great North Air Ambulance also attended in their rapid response vehicle.

A huge response was required after reports of a man in his 30s entering the water and hadn’t being seen since.

Multiple agencies attempted to locate the man using various methods such as boats, drones and visual searches however the search was sadly stood down after a body was located by personnel later that evening.

Photos below show the scale of the response from emergency services as well as a large cordon that was put in place.

The North East Ambulance Service confirmed: “We were called to an incident yesterday (June 25) at 5pm at Tees Barrage in Stockton. We dispatched two ambulance crews, one duty officer, one clinical team leader and four HART crews (Hazardous Area Response Team).”

A spokesperson for Cleveland Police said: “Officers attended Tees Barrage last night (Tuesday 25th June) following reports that a man in his 30s had entered the River Tees and had not resurfaced.

“Cleveland Police, along with colleagues from Cleveland Fire Brigade and Tees River Rescue, searched the river last night in an attempt to locate him.

“Sadly, a body was located later in the evening.

“The man’s family have been informed and are being supported by specialist officers.”

More will be posted once it becomes available.