The family of missing Durham University student Sope Peters say they have not given up hope of finding him alive.
The 20-year-old, who is originally from Virginia in the USA, went missing almost a week ago after a night out with friends.
Sope's family have travelled to Durham to help with the search efforts.
Kenny Toal reports.
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