Search operation launched for missing 15-year-old last seen entering River Itchen

Marcel was last seen in the Cobden Bridge area just on Sunday 7 November Credit: Hampshire Police

A search operation has been launched in Southampton for a 15-year-old boy, who was last seen entering the River Itchen.

Marcel was last seen going into the water in the Cobden Bridge area at 11:55pm on Sunday 7 November, but he hasn't been seen since.

Marcel was last seen in the Cobden Bridge area Credit: Google Earth

Marcel is described as

  • white

  • slim

  • around 5ft 9ins tall

  • with short brown hair.

Marcel was last seen wearing a dark coat, black Nike Air Jordan trainers with red markings, grey tracksuit bottoms and a black rucksack.  

Cobden Bridge in the Bitterne Park area of Southampton Credit: Google Earth

Detective Inspector Howard Broadribb, said: “Officers remain on-scene today conducting searches and further enquiries, but we are very concerned for Marcel’s welfare, and are asking for the public to report sightings of him to us. 

“It may be that he had made his way into a local garden, outbuildings or in boats given that he was last seen close by the marina.

We would ask the public to check these areas for any possible sightings of Marcel.” 

Anyone who may seen him, or know of Marcel’s whereabouts, are being urged to call 101 immediately quoting 44210447804.