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Inquest into student's drowning records accidental death verdict

Inquest into Sope Peters drowning recorded an accidental death verdict Photo: Tolu Peters

The family of a Durham University student who drowned in the river Wear have paid tribute to him, saying he was fun-loving, popular and clever.

Sope wit other students at Durham University Credit: Tolu Peters

20 year old Sope Peters, who was from America, died after falling into the river during a night out with friends back in November.

Today at an inquest a coroner recorded a verdict of accidental death.

Watch Frances Read's report: