The family of former King’s School student Euan Coulthard say their lives will never be the same again after he died in the River Wear in Durham earlier this month.
Euan, 19, went missing on Wednesday, January 14, after a night out in the city where he was a second year law student at the university.
His mother Hester, father Ross and 17-year-old sister Frances 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, out-going 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.”
Euan was found by a diver on Friday and was formally identified yesterday.