The search for a teenage boy who is believed to have jumped from a ferry into a river near Plymouth last night has been called off, a spokesman for the Coastguard said.
Jordan Cobb, 16, from Plymouth in Devon was spotted jumping from the Torpoint ferry into the River Tamar last night.
The initial search was called off in the early hours of this morning and resumed later this morning.
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:
Praying for Jordan Cobb to be safe, can't believe what's happened to him, wasn't that long ago when I spoke to him! love you Jordan xxx
Going sleep hoping to wake up to good news about jordan cobb,thoughts are with you mate
thoughts go out to Jordan Cobb and his family hope he's alright. xx
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.
The search for the missing teenager has resumed this morning.
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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