- West Country
- 5 updates
The family of 16-year-old Rasmus Barlow, whose body was found in Cheddar Gorge last week, have released a tribute to him.
Rasmus’ death is not being treated as suspicious and a file is being prepared for the Coroner’s office.
Police have confirmed that the body of a young man found in Cheddar Gorge is that of a missing teenager.
16-year-old Rasmus Barlow hadn't been seen since last Monday. His body was found earlier this week by a member of the public.
His death is not being treated as suspicious.
A body has been found in connection with the search for a missing teenager from Somerset.
16-year-old Rasmus Barlow, a student at Strode College, was last seen near the Causeway in Street on Monday morning.
A member of the public found the body of a young man at the bottom of Cheddar Gorge this afternoon.
No formal identification has taken place, but the teenager's family has been informed.
The area has been sealed off while further enquiries take place.
Police say they're continuing to search for a Cheddar teenager who has been missing since Monday.
WHAT WE KNOW
- Rasmus was last seen at 8.45am on Monday 2 November
- He was seen walking on a bridge over a stream near The Causeway in Street, heading towards Glastonbury.
- He’d travelled on his usual bus from his home in Cheddar to Street, but did not attend school
Officers carried out searches of the area around Nyland Hill near Draycott.
Searches are due to continue today and will involve the National Police Air Service helicopter.
Anyone who sees Rasmus is asked to call 999 and quote log number 819 of 2 November.
Police say they're growing concerned for the welfare of a missing teenager in Cheddar and are asking for the public to help find him.
16-year-old Rasmus Barlow is a pupil at Strode College - he didn't turn up to any lessons and has failed to attend college today.
Police say his disappearance is "extremely out of character"
- 5ft 7ins
- dark brown hair
- brown eyes
- last seen wearing dark jeans, a black t-shirt, a black ski-style jacket and carrying a red and black rucksack.
If you see Rasmus please call 999 and quote log number 819 of 2 November.