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Matthew Jordan's family issue thanks to people who helped in Windermere search

THE family of a man who was found dead in Windermere have thanked people who took part in a major search.

Matthew Jordan photo
Matthew Jordan

A statement, issued through Cumbria police, paid tribute to the hundreds of people who took part in the search.

The family of Matthew said:

“We would like to say a heartfelt thank you to everyone for all of your support and kind words and actions in trying to help us to find Matthew.

“For those of you that knew him, it represents what a fantastic, friendly and humorous person he was. For those of you who didn’t know him, yet still put a lot of your time and effort into searching for him, it shows that people in your community do care, are selfless, and have a wonderful team spirit. You have been truly fantastic and we feel part of the community now.

“Thank you to all who have searched both professionally and personally, with special thanks to Mountain Rescue, lake search teams, Dan and the volunteer group, and thanks to Low Wood Hotel for their kind hospitality.

“Everyone has been a great tower of strength to us over the past few difficult weeks. You all took Matthew to your hearts and made it your mission to find him. Without all of your help we would have been lost.

“We found you Matthew, we love you dearly and are taking you home to be at peace.”

Police confirmed the body had been identified as Mr Jordan, aged 20, from Middlesbrough on Tuesday.

His body was found by the Police Marine Unit in Windermere at about 10.20am on Tuesday. Police are not treating his death as suspicious.

His family are being supported by officers at this difficult time.

Detective Inspector Furzana Nazir said: “Our thoughts and sympathies are with the family at this tragic time.

“The response in helping to search for Matthew was tremendous. We cannot thank everyone, from family, friends to members of the public, the local community, and partner agencies, enough for their help and assistance.

“We continue to support the family at this very difficult time.”

At the weekend hundreds of people searched for Mr Jordan who disappeared in the Bowness area on March 27.

He was visiting the area with friends on March 26 when he became separated from them. His parents and friends had searched for him every day since he went missing.

Bowness and Windermere locals set up a Facebook group to help with the search.


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This Search has been incredible...Especially to Bridgett and Dan and all the 4,469 Members who have helped in so many different ways. They even set up stall to provide food and drinks for the search parties in addition to all the hard work working out all the different places that Matthew may have gone to. Everyone really hoped they would find Matthew for his Parents and were saddened that this was not possible. Rest in Peace Matthew xxxx

Posted by A. Black on 16 April 2014 at 20:03

This is such heartbreaking news, my heart goes out to his family and friends.

Posted by Lynn Gray on 15 April 2014 at 17:01

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