Matthew Jordan: Volunteers aid search for missing student

Bob and Clare Jordan handing out leaflets in Bowness
Image caption Bob and Clare Jordan, left, have been handing out leaflets in Bowness-on-Windermere

Hundreds of volunteers turned out to help in the search for a missing student who went disappeared in the Lake District last month.

Matthew Jordan, 20, from Middlesbrough, vanished in Bowness-on-Windermere in the early hours of 27 March after becoming separated from three friends.

His parents Clare and Bob Jordan have been distributing leaflets in the town, which is popular with tourists.

They were joined by more than 100 volunteers - some of them boat owners.

'Keep on searching'

Mrs Jordan had asked local boat owners to help search Windermere and praised people in the area for their help and support.

She said: "So many people have taken Matthew to their hearts, we can't thank them enough.

"No matter what the outcome, and even if he isn't alive, we just need to find him."

The search of the lake and surrounding area will continue over the weekend.

Matthew was last seen leaving the Stags Inn pub after visiting the town with three friends.

One of them, Jordan Gill, said the search would continue until the truth about Matthew's disappearance was known.

Image caption Hundreds of posters have been distributed in and around Bowness

"It's been hard, knowing that we got separated so quickly and there's been nothing from him since," he said.

"We'll keep on searching until we find out what happened. The people here in Bowness have been fantastic."

Police said a search dog had picked up a scent trace, which ended abruptly on Rayrigg Road in Bowness, about 200m (650ft) from the banks of Windermere.

Matthew is described as 6ft tall, of medium build, with dark brown hair. He was last seen wearing a navy long-sleeved shirt, jeans and grey pull-up boots.

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