Jersey

Adrian Lynch: Family praise support of island community

Adrian Lynch Image copyright Jersey Police
Image caption Emergency services have been searching for Adrian Lynch for a week

The family of Jersey man missing for 11 days said they were amazed at the support from the island community.

Emergency services began searching for Adrian Lynch, 20, after he was last seen at 02:00 GMT in Carrefour Selous.

In a statement Danny and Sharon Lynch said their home was not the same without him.

They said: "His younger sister's ask where he has gone and it devastates us to have to tell them that he may not be coming back."

Mr Lynch was last seen in the Carrefour Selous area, where he was dropped off by a taxi after he attended a work party at the Merton Hotel.

His parents said: "The amount of people searching and helping is just so overwhelming; our gratitude is heartfelt.

"Thank you all from the bottom of our hearts, it is wonderful, the way the people of Jersey have come together in our hour of need and desperation."

The search for Adrian Lynch

A dozen agencies have been involved in searching for the 20-year old who went missing on Saturday 5 December.

7,500

hours spent looking for him

  • 7 hours spent in the air by Channel Islands Air Search

  • 55 flights made by the Jersey Air Search drone covering 74,000 metres

  • 55 statements taken from witnesses by police officers

  • 242 homes visited and 450 people from the homes spoken to

Det Supt Stuart Gull, in charge of the search, said it had been a demanding case for everyone with 10 agencies involved in the search.

A national Police Search Advisor has also come to the island from the College of Policing to look at the work undertaken so far.

As well as these agencies two officers from Humberside Police are on the island with the latest sonar equipment searching large expanses of water which have proved difficult for States divers due to depth and visibility.

Members of the public have also been eager to help, with more than 4,000 joining a Facebook group offering support.

However, police have asked the public not to conduct their own searches.

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