South West Wales

Jordan Miers: Body found in Swansea marina in search

Jordan Miers Image copyright South Wales Police

Police searching for a 21-year-old man who went missing after a night out in Swansea have found a body.

Jordan Miers, 21, a children's football coach, was last seen on a footpath near the River Tawe in the city at about 22:30 GMT on 19 December.

Officers were called to Swansea marina at 10:18 GMT on Friday following the discovery of a body in the water.

South Wales Police said Mr Miers' family had been informed.

Mr Miers' cousin Rhian Miers said she was "absolutely heartbroken".

She wrote on Facebook: "Our search is over! I would like to thank everyone who has searched, shared and offered their kind words over the last 20 days!

"Please also continue to support us and give us the space to grieve! Absolutely heartbroken."

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Media captionThe head teacher at Mr Miers' former school said he was popular with both teachers and peers

Simon Davies, head teacher at Mr Miers' former school, Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Bryn Tawe in Penlan, Swansea, described him as a "real gentleman".

He said: "Jordan was a very modest pupil, very, very hard working… He was a real gentleman."

Police divers, dogs and a helicopter searched the area from Park Tawe retail park, where he had been seen, to his home in Bonymaen.

Family and friends also conducted their own searches.

Image caption A body was found in Swansea marina on Friday morning

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