Search Continues For Missing Teenager

19:00 2nd January 2013:

Police are asking members of the public to delay their searches for missing teenager Jordan Cobb until daylight tomorrow.

The banks of the River Tamar where searches have been carried out today are very dangerous, especially after dark.

If anyone sees anything they think may be of any interest to Police, they are being asked to contact them on the 101 number.

17:00 2nd January 2013:

Friends of a teenager from Plymouth missing since he jumped from a ferry on New Year's Eve have begun their own searches for him. 

Close friends of Jordan Cobb used social network sites to bring teenagers together to help look for the 16-year-old. 

A group of about 20 met at the Plymouth side of the Tamar Bridge before crossing over the river to Saltash in Cornwall. 

Jordan has not been seen since he jumped from the Torpoint Ferry into the River Tamar as he headed to a new year street party in Torpoint with a group of friends. 


10:00 2nd January 2013:

The search for a 16-year-old boy who jumped into a river from a ferry has been called off by coastguards.

Earlier, the Maritime and Coastguard Agency said the search had now been stood down, tweeting: "Despite an extensive search he wasn't found."

But the police, family and friends of Jordan Cobb continue to search the river bank to see if there are any signs of the missing teenager.

Brixham Coastguard was first alerted after receiving a Mayday distress call from the Torpoint ferry at 9.15pm on New Year's Eve reporting a man overboard near the ferry's slipway in Torpoint, Cornwall.

A major search resumed on the morning of New Year's Day and police said there was a chance he had managed to swim ashore.

Friends of Jordan, who comes from Plymouth, took to social networking sites to pray for his safe return.

Fletcher Medlen wrote on Facebook: "Jordan you mean the world to me your my best friend and you always will be."

Matt Lethbridge tweeted: "Happy new year people but thought are with Jordan Cobb. Praying for you my man."

He later added: "Going sleep hoping to wake up to good news about Jordan Cobb. Thoughts are with you mate."

Lauren Prend tweeted: "Praying for Jordan Cobb to be safe, can't believe what's happened to him. Wasn't that long ago when I spoke to him! Love you Jordan xxx"

Jeorgia Best tweeted: "Hope Jordan Cobb is okay :("

Katey Northcott added: "Thoughts go out to Jordan Cobb and his family hope he's alright. xx"

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.