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Divers search under ferry for missing Jordan

By Western Morning News  |  Posted: January 10, 2013

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Police divers have carried out a search of the waters near to where a teenager went missing after jumping off a ferry.

The diving teams yesterday searched sections of the River Tamar at Plymouth for missing Jordan Cobb. Shoreline searches were due to start again this morning, as the operation enters its 10th full day.

Jordan, aged 16, has not been seen since jumping from the Torpoint Ferry on New Year's Eve.

Yesterday, the specialist police dive team took to the water on two RIB boats and spent more than an hour searching underwater around the ferry from which Jordan jumped, which had been moored halfway between Torpoint and Plymouth.

Divers lowered themselves into the water from the vessel itself, beginning their search at about 9am. They appeared to scour the area underneath the ferry until the changing tide, at around 11am.

Devon and Cornwall Police said a multi-agency search had been planned today during low tide, also involving the Coastguard and Ministry of Defence (MoD). A spokesman said: "Police will not be carrying out ground searches, but will be in RIB-type boats checking shoreline areas."

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