Flowers have been left above the spot where a body, believed to be Euan Coulthard, was recovered from the River Wear. The flowers also pay tribute to Durham University students, Sope Peters, 20, went missing on October 29, 2013 and Luke Pearce, 19, who drowned on May 11, 2014.
Durham Student's Union says it is working with the University, Police and Fire Service to improve safety and try to avoid another tragedy.
“We are deeply saddened to hear the tragic news of Euan Coulthard’s death. Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this very difficult time.
“Durham Students’ Union will continue to work with Durham University, Durham County Council, the Police and the Fire Rescue Service to address and improve student safety. We are taking a joined up approach and formed a working group last year. The safety of our students is of paramount importance and we will work with our partners to avoid another tragedy.”
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The body pulled from the River Wear this morning was found by a local diving enthusiast, police have confirmed.
Police believe the body is that of missing Durham University student Euan Coulthard but a formal identification will not take place until next week.
Police are briefing the media in Durham city centre after a body was pulled from the River Wear today.
Police responded to reports of a body near Framwellgate Bridge this morning.
The body has not yet been formally identified but police have said they believe it is Euan Coulthard.
The 19-year-old Durham University student has not been seen since a night out on Wednesday 14 January.
A spokesman for Durham University has said it is "very sorry" to hear that a body has been found in the search for Euan Coulthard.
The 19-year-old law student has not been seen since a night out on Wednesday 14 January.
Pro-Vice-Chancellor Prof Graham Towl issued the following statement on behalf of Durham University.
We are aware of the development that has taken place today and we are very sorry to hear that a body has been recovered from the River Wear. It would be inappropriate to give further comment until a formal identification has taken place, but we continue to support all of our students at this difficult time."
Police say they believe a body pulled from the River Wear today is the missing Durham University student Euan Coulthard.
Police responded to reports of a body near Framwellgate Bridge in Durham city centre this morning. That body has now been pulled from the river.
Speaking via an official Twitter account, Durham Police said the body is "believed" to be the missing student.
19-year-old Euan Coulthard, a second-year law student at St Mary's College, has not been seen since going on a night out on Wednesday 14 January.
A post-mortem examination of the body will take place later. No formal identification has yet taken place.
Police recover body from River Wear believed to be that of missing student Euan Coulthard - formal identification yet to be carried out.
Police have confirmed that a body has been located in the River Wear.
Emergency services were called to reports of a body, officers were responding, and they are now in a position to confirm that divers will be going into the River Wear in the next hour.
The body has been found as police search for missing student Euan Coulthard.