Cumbria rescue team honour Matthew Jordan with plaque

Matthew Jordan Image copyright Cumbria Police
Image caption About 1,000 volunteers took part in search efforts to find the Middlesbrough man

A rescue team involved in the search for a missing student whose body was found in Windermere has honoured him with a memorial.

Matthew Jordan's body was found in April 2014 weeks after he went missing in Bowness-on-Windermere after becoming separated from friends on a night out.

About 1,000 volunteers took part in search efforts to find him.

Now Langdale and Ambleside Mountain Rescue Team have honoured the 20-year-old with a plaque at their base.

Team leader Nick Owen said: "The memorial plaque has been put up in our base to acknowledge the fundraising efforts of his family and friends who between them raised over £7,000 for the team and for the search dogs that were also involved in the search.

"It had a tragic outcome but obviously finding him and recovering him was better a better outcome than not, so there was some sort of conclusion drawn to events and hopefully that will help them in their grieving process."

The family of Mr Jordan, who was from Middlesbrough, thanked those who helped in the search operation following his death, saying everyone had been a "great tower of strength".

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