Jake Jones: Mum 'heartbroken' as son who fell in river still missing

23 May 2024, 08:23 | Updated: 23 May 2024, 11:15

The mother of a missing 20-year-old who fell in a river in Monmouthshire has issued a plea to help find him.

Louise Jones said she and her family were "devastated and heartbroken" that her son had still not been found.

Police were called at 6.35pm on Monday to a report that Jake Jones from Sedbury in Gloucestershire had entered the River Wye at Chepstow and not resurfaced.

The coastguard and Severn Area Rescue Association also attended.

Searches have continued on foot and in the water in recent days.

Mrs Jones said her son was last seen in the River Wye "at around 6pm".

"Unfortunately Jake has still not been found. We are devastated and heartbroken and we are asking everyone to be vigilant and keep a look out for our boy," she said.

Mrs Jones also thanked emergency services for their support.

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Gloucestershire Constabulary has asked for any information from anyone who was in the area between 5pm and 6.30pm on Monday.

Officers are also keen to speak with anyone who was on a boat or saw a boat during that time.