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River searches continue for missing teenager

Jordan Cobb. Credit: Devon & Cornwall Police

Further searches are taking place in the River Tamar for a missing teenager who's thought to have drowned on New Year's Eve.

16-year-old Jordan Cobb was travelling to a party in Cornwall with friends when he jumped off the Torpoint Ferry just a few metres from shore.

Around 50 people took part in a co-ordinated search yesterday morning and a helicopter from RNAS Culdrose was called in yesterday afternoon to search the St John's Lake area.

Search continues for missing Jordan

Jordan Cobb was last seen jumping from the Torpoint Ferry at 9.15pm on New Year's Eve Credit: Devon & Cornwall Police

Police say around 50 people will be taking part in a co-ordinated search for missing teenager Jordan Cobb this morning.

Staff from the coastguard, Devon & Cornwall Police and Ministry of Defence Police will be scouring both sides of the River Tamar and the dockyard.

They're asking people to stay away from the foreshore and not to go out in boats, as they say it's not safe and will hamper the investigation.

The Devon search will go as far as the citadel, with the MOD searching the dockyard. On the Cornish side it will go from Mt Edgecumbe to Millbrook, including the St John’s and HMS Raleigh areas.

Friends of missing teenager join search

Police are continuing to search the shoreline for a teenager who was seen jumping off the Torpoint Ferry on New Year's Eve.

Jordan Cobb, who's 16, went missing just after 9pm. Coastguards have called off their search after spending much of yesterday searching the River Tamar. But they're not ruling out the possibility that he managed to swim ashore.

Some of Jordan's friends have also joined in the search today.

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Search for teenager called off

Search teams aren't ruling out the possibility that Jordan managed to swim ashore Credit: Devon & Cornwall Police

Coastguards have called off their search for a teenager who was seen jumping off the Torpoint Ferry.

Jordan Cobb, who's 16, disappeared on New Year's Eve. Police, coastguard teams and the RNLI spent much of yesterday searching the River Tamar for him.

They're not ruling out the possibility that he managed to swim ashore.

Search for teenager called off

The search for a 16-year-old who was seen jumping from the Torpoint Ferry into the River Tamar on New Year's Eve has been called off, according to the Maritime and Coastguard Agency.

Police, Coastguard and the RNLI have spent all day searching for Jordan Cobb from Plymouth, who disappeared at around 9.15pm.

We are treating Jordan as a high risk missing person. 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, Devon and Cornwall police

Search continues for missing teenager

Torpoint ferry
Torpoint ferry Credit: Chris Ison/PA Wire

The search is continuing for missing Plymouth teenager, Jordon Cobb. It's believed the sixteen year old jumped from the Torpoint Ferry into the River Tamar on New Year's Eve.

Coastguard rescue teams, a helicopter, police and Ministry of Defence launches, Dartmoor Rescue Group and Plymouth's all-weather and inshore lifeboats are all involved in the search.

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency 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.

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

Devon and Cornwall Police said the search had resumed this morning, although there was a possibility Jordan had managed to swim ashore.

A spokesman said: "We are doing everything we possibly can to find Jordan and the search process continues."

The Torpoint Ferry, which is pulled across the River Tamar on chains, is one of the main ways to travel between Devon and Cornwall and was established in 1791.

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