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Volunteers comb Lake District town for missing student

Bob and Clare Jordan handing out leaflets in Bowness
Image caption Bob and Clare Jordan, left, have been handing out leaflets in Bowness-on-Windermere

Almost 1,000 volunteers have helped in a week-long search for a Teesside student who vanished during a night out in the Lake District.

Matthew Jordan, 20, of Middlesbrough, was last seen early on 27 March in Bowness-on-Windermere after becoming separated from friends.

His parents Clare and Bob Jordan have been distributing leaflets in the town.

They said his disappearance was their "worst nightmare" and that their daily search would carry on.

Mrs Jordan said: "We know he is out there somewhere and we will keep searching."

Mrs Jordan had asked local boat owners to help search Windermere and praised them for their help and support.

She said: "So many people have taken Matthew to their hearts, we can't thank them enough.

Image caption Hundreds of posters have been distributed in and around Bowness

"No matter what the outcome, and even if he isn't alive, we just need to find him."

Matthew was last seen leaving the Stags Inn pub after visiting the town with three friends.

Police said a search dog had picked up a scent trace, which ended abruptly on Rayrigg Road in Bowness, about 200m (650ft) from the banks of Windermere.

Matthew is described as 6ft tall, of medium build, with dark brown hair. He was last seen wearing a navy long-sleeved shirt, jeans and grey pull-up boots.

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