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Search for boy seen jumping from ferry

The search has resumed today for a missing teenager from Plymouth, who was spotted jumping from the Torpoint ferry into the River Tamar. He has been named as 16 year old Jordan Cobb from Plymouth.

Brixham Coastguard received a Mayday distress call from the Torpoint ferry at 9.15pm last night reporting a man overboard near the ferry's slipway in Torpoint.

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

We are treating Jordan 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, Devon and Cornwall police



Council says harbour wall remains 'unsafe'

Urgent repairs are being carried out on Weymouth's harbour wall in the hope that channel ferry crossings can resume later this month Credit: ITV West & Westcountry

It was announced on March 6 that all ferries running out of Weymouth will be suspended for the entire summer due to a damaged harbour wall. Weymouth and Portland Borough Council have sent a statement on their current position.

Weymouth & Portland Borough Council Briefholder for Environment and Sustainability Ian Roebuck said:

“Contractors working on behalf of the borough council have been carrying out immediate works in an attempt to stabilise the area around the berth used by Condor Ferries.

“Careful monitoring has revealed that the instability is continuing. The expert advice is that the immediate work has been unsuccessful and we need to look at a different and lasting solution.

“Public safety must be the borough council’s over-riding concern and we have kept Condor informed of the developing situation.

“The council understands the importance of Condor Ferries to the borough. It is committed to working with the company to ensure any long-term plans for the harbour peninsula meet its future business needs and that Condor is able to resume sailings from the town as soon as possible.”

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