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Body found in River Tamar during missing Jordan Cobb search

  • 17 January 2013
  • From the section England
Jordan Cobb
Image caption Jordan was with friends when he went missing on New Year's Eve

A body recovered from the River Tamar on Wednesday is unlikely to be identified until Monday, Devon and Cornwall Police have said.

An extensive search has been carried out for 16-year-old Jordan Cobb from Plymouth since he jumped from the Torpoint ferry on New Year's Eve.

A police spokesperson said Jordan's family has been kept "fully updated".

"Our thoughts are with them and his friends at this difficult time," they added.

A post-mortem examination is likely to be carried out on Friday.

'£100 bet'

Jordan was seen on CCTV jumping from the ferry at about 21:15 GMT, but he did not re-surface.

The year 11 student at Stoke Damerel Community College had been with a group of friends and as the ferry was approaching Torpoint he jumped.

Police said one line of inquiry was that he might have leapt over for a £100 bet.

Searches involving the police, coastguard and the MoD have been carried out since his disappearance, focusing on the river, the river bed and the shore.

Torpoint ferries are pulled across the River Tamar on chains and are an important travel link between Plymouth, Devon and Torpoint in Cornwall.

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