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Friends pray for boy who jumped from ferry

Friends of a teenager missing after he jumped from a ferry into a river were today hoping he is found alive.

16-year-old Jordan Cobb from Plymouth was spotted jumping from the Torpoint ferry into the River Tamar last night. His friends have taken to social networking sites to pray for his return:

Police: '16-year-old boy is high risk missing person'

We are treating Jordan (Cobb) as a high risk missing person and we are working with the coastguard to try and locate him.

The river was extensively searched by air and sea for several hours, but there remains a possibility that he managed to swim ashore, and I would ask anyone with information to call the police on 101.

– Chief Inspector Ian Drummond Smith

The search for the missing teenager has resumed this morning.

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Search for boy seen jumping from ferry into River Tamar

A search is under way after a teenage boy jumped from a ferry into a river.

Jordan Cobb, 16, from Plymouth, was spotted jumping from the Torpoint ferry into the River Tamar on New Year's Eve, Devon and Cornwall Police said.

Brixham Coastguard received a Mayday distress call from the Torpoint ferry at 9.15pm reporting a man overboard near the ferry's slipway in Torpoint, Cornwall, the Maritime and Coastguard Agency said

Police, the coastguard and the RNLI conducted an extensive search for the teenager after he failed to reappear.

Officers are now appealing for information about the incident.

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