Police searching for a missing 16-year-old boy last seen leaping from a ferry, say he may have jumped overboard for a bet.
But they still haven't ruled out finding Jordan Cobb alive, ten days after he jumped into the Tamar from the Torpoint Ferry. One line of inquiry is that he could have made it ashore and be in hiding. Jeff Welch reports.
We know that there was a discussion between the group about something - we're still waiting for some people to come forward and clarify what went on - but we understand that for some reason Jordan has given his bag to a friend, he's jumped up on to the front of the ferry and then jumped into the water.
There is information in the public domain that suggests this is all a prank, that someone within Jordan's group has engaged with them in relation to a bet.
We do understand that the figure of about £100 has been discussed, but that hasn't been confirmed. That's one line of inquiry that we're keeping an open mind on.
– Detective Inspector Nick West, Devon and Cornwall Police
A major search has been planned for tomorrow as the hunt for missing teenager Jordan Cobb continues. The 16-year-old, from Plymouth, went missing on New Year's Eve after being seen to jump from the Torpoint ferry.
Police will work with the coastguard in rib type boats, checking the shoreline areas.
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.