Emergency boat crews spent the weekend in an eight-hour search of the river for a missing County Durham man who was last seen a month ago. 

Members of the Teesdale and Weardale Search and Mountain Rescue Team were on duty on Saturday (November 18) and Sunday (November 19) searching 20 kilometres of the River Wear for missing Braydon Wright, 22. 

The Northern Echo: River crews carrying out searches for missing BraydonRiver crews carrying out searches for missing Braydon (Image: TWSMRT)

The search included three members of the rescue team searching the river just above Willington, where Braydon is from, but confirmed that they found nothing in the water. 

A spokesperson for the Teesdale and Weardale Search and Mountain Rescue Team said: "In continuation of a previous search for Braydon Wright from Willington, three members of the TWSMRT canoe team searched the River Wear from just above Willington all the way down to Durham city, a distance of over 20 km taking about eight hours over the weekend.

The Northern Echo: Missing Braydon Wright, 22, from WillingtonMissing Braydon Wright, 22, from Willington (Image: DURHAM POLICE)

"Unfortunately, the search did not produce anything of significance."

This search from the rescue team follow several appeals from Durham Police, who are urgently searching for the 22-year-old, who was last seen on Friday, October 20, at around 8.30am on Willington High Street.

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He is 5ft 2inches tall, with shoulder length brown hair which is often in a ponytail.

He is believed to have been wearing a black jacket with a large motif on the back, dark grey ripped jeans, black Vans shoes and a black cap with red writing.

Anyone who has seen him, or knows where he is, should call us on 101, quoting incident number 303 of October 23.