Search to resume on Friday

THE search for a missing New Norfolk youth will resume on Friday morning, police say. An intensive search was carried out between last Friday and yesterday (Tuesday) following reports that a 17-year-old had jumped off the New Norfolk bridge.

Police divers were finally able to enter the water on Monday morning, when a team of five searched shallow areas of the river close to the shoreline between the New Norfolk bridge and Sorell Creek. Conditions were not ideal – the river was still flowing very quickly and visibility was extremely low. The current was too strong for divers to enter deeper areas of the estuary.

“At this stage the search will resume on Friday, when a police vessel and a helicopter will be used to search from New Norfolk Bridge to the Bridgewater Bridge,” a police spokesman said.

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