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A spokesman for North Yorkshire Police has issued a direct appeal to 22-year-old Ben Clarkson, who did not return from a night out at the weekend, to contact his friends and family.
Inspector Jo Brooksbank spoke to media outside a police station in York.
North Yorkshire Police said it was "very unusual" for missing Ben Clarkson not to be in touch with his friends and family and they are very concerned about his welfare.
Ben, 22, disappeared after a night out with friends in York.
Inspector Jo Brooksbank said her officers have already carried out searches of his likely route from Fibbers nightclub on Stonebow, where he was last seen early on Sunday morning, to his home in Heworth Green.
Underwater search teams have also searched the River Foss in the areas between Iron Bridge, Huntington Road and Foss Basin.
Ben was wearing dark skinny jeans, a grey t-shirt with eiffel tower logo and grey pumps with a white trim.
Police diving teams are carrying out a finger tip search of the bank of the River Ouse as they try to trace Ben Clarkson who has been missing since the early hours of Sunday morning.
Police in York are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of a missing 22-year-old man from the city.
Ben Clarkson was last seen at 3.30am on March 2, outside Fibbers Nightclub, Stonebow.
Police have searched Ben’s route home and examined CCTV in York.
A team from the regional underwater search unit are carrying out searches of the River Foss, between the Iron Bridge, Huntington Road and the Foss Basin.
Officers are extremely concerned for Ben’s welfare.
Anyone with information should contact North Yorkshire Police on 101.
A RIVER rescue team will join the search for a missing York man today.
Ben Clarkson, 22, of Heworth, was last seen outside Fibbers nightclub in Stonebow at about 3.30am on Sunday, and police said it was unusual that he would be out of contract with his friends and family for so long.
This morning, the Yorkshire And The Humber Marine Unit - which conducted a series of searches of the River Ouse for Megan Roberts in January and February - have confirmed they are to be deployed to York to search for the former York St John University student, who now works at Music Room in Lendal.
A spokesman for North Yorkshire Police said the team would be searching the River Foss throughout today, with land searches of the river banks also taking place, but said the river searches were just one line of investigation.
North Yorkshire Police are asking for the public's help in the search for a missing 22-year-old man.
Ben Clarkson was last seen in the early hours of Sunday morning in York after leaving a nightclub.
Members of the public can contact North Yorkshire Police by calling 101.