Teen’s Body Discovered in River Following Disappearance After Night on the Town

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The body of a 19-year-old man has been recovered from a river five weeks after he went missing following a night out in Nottinghamshire.

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Jacob Crompton was last seen around midnight on March 23 in his hometown of Retford. His family and local community launched extensive search efforts, as his mother described his disappearance as “completely out of character.”

Authorities have now confirmed that a body was found in the River Idle, near Retford, on Saturday morning.

A spokesperson for Nottinghamshire Police said: “Specialist teams have been carrying out extensive land and water searches after Jacob Crompton was reported missing on Sunday 24 March. Sadly, a body was found in the River Idle, north of Retford, on Saturday morning.”

While formal identification has not yet taken place, Jacob’s family has been informed of the news. The search efforts involved police helicopters, an underwater search team, and drones.

Jacob’s mother, Nicola Crompton, spoke about her son’s disappearance, saying, “It is now a full week since Jacob went missing and completely out of character for him not to return home after a night out. He is much loved by his family, friends, and colleagues. He had plans for the future and was happy in life.”

Detective Chief Inspector Gemma Scott, from Nottinghamshire Police, expressed condolences to Jacob’s family, acknowledging the difficulty of this time for them.

“Jacob’s family have been informed of this very sad development and our thoughts are with them at what I know will be an extremely difficult time,” she said.

“I would like to thank all those members of the public for sharing our appeal, and for the support and assistance they have given to our officers on the ground. Although our searches have concluded, officers are continuing to work to establish the full circumstances surrounding Jacob’s disappearance. A file will be prepared for the coroner.”

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