Family pay tribute to student found dead in River Wear

Euan Coulthard
Euan Coulthard
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THE family of a student found dead in the River Wear have thanked the diver and emergency crews who found their missing son and brother.

Euan Coulthard’s body was found in the River Wear on Friday, a week after he went missing.

Today is mother Hester, his father Ross and 17-year-old sister, Frances, paid tribute to Durham University student.

In a statement, they said: “Losing Euan in the way we have has left us totally bereft and our lives will never be the same again. Euan was a friendly, outgoing and fun-loving young man who embraced university life and had a very bright future ahead of him.

“He was thoroughly enjoying his time at St Mary’s College and had made many friends in his time there.

“We would like to thank the college for the unwavering support it has given us during a prolonged period of sadness and uncertainty, and also Euan’s friends who raised the alarm when he disappeared and joined in searches to find him.

“We will be eternally grateful to the diver who located him and who, with support of the emergency services, brought him home to us.”