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Search continues for missing teenager

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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.

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

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