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Missing Jordan Cobb: River Search Called Off
The search for a 16-year-old boy who jumped into a river from a ferry has been called off.
Coastguard teams, a helicopter and police were among the rescuers all involved in the hunt for Jordan Cobb.
But the Maritime and Coastguard Agency said the search had now been stood down, tweeting: "Despite an extensive search he wasn't found."
Brixham Coastguard was first alerted after receiving a Mayday distress call from the Torpoint ferry at 9.15pm on New Year's Eve reporting a man overboard near the ferry's slipway in Torpoint, Cornwall.
A major search resumed on the morning of New Year's Day and police said there was a chance he had managed to swim ashore.
Friends of Jordan, who comes from Plymouth, took to social networking sites to pray for his safe return.
Fletcher Medlen wrote on Facebook: "Jordan you mean the world to me your my best friend and you always will be."
Matt Lethbridge tweeted: "Happy new year people but thought are with Jordan Cobb. Praying for you my man."
He later added: "Going sleep hoping to wake up to good news about Jordan Cobb. Thoughts are with you mate."
Lauren Prend tweeted: "Praying for Jordan Cobb to be safe, can't believe what's happened to him. Wasn't that long ago when I spoke to him! Love you Jordan xxx"
Jeorgia Best tweeted: "Hope Jordan Cobb is okay :("
Katey Northcott added: "Thoughts go out to Jordan Cobb and his family hope he's alright. xx"
The Torpoint Ferry, which is pulled across the River Tamar on chains, is one of the main ways to travel between Devon and Cornwall, and was established in 1791.