Canoeist killed at Whorlton Lido named as Colonel Andy Pullan

A former Army colonel who died after his canoe capsized in the River Tees in County Durham has been named.

Andrew Pullan was canoeing at Whorlton Lido near Barnard Castle on Saturday when he had to be pulled from the river by his instructor and given first aid.

The 47-year-old was flown to James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough. He died at 07:30 GMT on Sunday.

Colonel Pullan commanded the former 3rd Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment between 2006-2008.

He was married with two children and had recently retired.

Durham Police said there were no suspicious circumstances and an inquest into Col Pullan's death would be carried out.

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