Body found in River Tamar two weeks after Jordan Cobb went missing
THE body of a young man found in the River Tamar is "likely" to be missing teenager Jordan Cobb, police have said, but has not yet been formally identified.
Shortly before 5pm tonight the MoD police were contacted by a member of the public over the marine band radio saying they had seen a body in the water.
An MoD launch was sent to the area specified – understood to be on the Torpoint side of the River Tamar, close to where the ferry docks – and a body was recovered.
The body has been taken to the nearby Dockyard for examination in an attempt to identify the deceased.
Police said they cannot confirm the identity of the person, but have admitted they are contacting the family of the 16-year-old Stoke Damerel Community College student to alert them of the discovery.
Detective Inspector Nick West told The Herald: "We believe it is likely to be Jordan Cobb, but that is still yet to be confirmed by the coroner."
Carol Hannaford, principal of Jordan's school, Stoke Damerel Community College, was also at the scene.
She said: "At least if it is Jordan then the uncertainty is over.
"We have just got to pay tribute to his friends and family who are here for him always."
Jordan was last seen on New Year's Eve as he traveled from Plymouth to Torpoint for a street party with friends.
Jordan leaped from the ferry yards from the Torpoint said, reportedly after being bet £100.
Hundreds of emergency services personnel along with Jordan's friends and family spent more than a week intensively searching the river, the river banks, coves and the seashore.
Police, the MoD, divers, helicopters and Dartmoor Search and Rescue were among those involved.
An online donation page set up to help in the search for Jordan Cobb has raised more than £1,600.
Twitter and Facebook groups were also set up to spread the message about the search for Jordan.
THE SEARCH FOR JORDAN COBB