Body found in River Wear during search for missing student Euan Coulthard
Body found in River Wear during search for missing student Euan CoulthardFacebook

Police searching for missing student Euan Coulthard have reportedly found a body washed up on the banks of the River Wear in Durham.

Diving teams were drafted in by Northumbria Police to the spot near to a restaurant called Inshanghai.

Relatives of the missing law student have been told of the development, but it had not been confirmed that the find was a body at time of publication.

Coulthard - a student at St Mary's college - has been missing since 14 January and friends have joined efforts to find him. A Facebook page dedicated to the campaign has drawn more than 6,000 supporters.

Reacting to news of the development, well-wisher Viktoria Kushchak wrote on the page: "It is simply heartbreaking how life can end so quickly and my sympathies go to the family and friends of whoever is found."

Another wrote: "Every parent's nightmare."