Police divers search River Tamar in hunt for missing Jordan Cobb
POLICE divers have been searching the River Tamar, as the hunt for missing teenager Jordan Cobb continues.
Shoreline searches are due to begin again tomorrow morning, with the operation entering its tenth full day.
Sixteen-year-old Jordan has not been seen since jumping from the Torpoint Ferry on New Year's Eve.
This morning a specialist police dive team took to the water on two rib-style boats.
They 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 around 9am.
They appeared to scour the area underneath the ferry until the changing tide forced the team to retreat at around 11am.
Police are preparing to go back out on the water early tomorrow.
Devon and Cornwall Police said a multi-agency search had been planned during low tide, also involving the Coastguard and Ministry of Defence (MoD).
"Police will not be carrying out ground searches, but will be in rib type boats checking shoreline areas," a force spokesman said.
Stoke Damerel Community College student Jordan went missing after leaping from the ferry at about 9.15pm on New Year's Eve.
A major search operation involving police, divers, MoD Police, Coastguards, RNLI lifeboat crews and the Dartmoor Rescue Group was quickly mounted.
Teams have covered an area stretching from Whitsand Bay to Bovisand, while friends and family have carried out their own desperate searches as fears grow for the popular teenager.
Dozens of messages, candles and flowers have been left by friends and well-wishers at the Plymouth side of the Torpoint Ferry crossing.
Anyone with information that may help the search for Jordan should call police on 101.