Josh’s parents issue statement

Josh Caley

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The parents of the Jurby teenager feared drowned on New Year’s Day have issued a statement, telling his friends that they should not blame themselves.

Joshua Caley’s parents raised the alarm with police on Friday morning after he failed to return home from a night out.

Police believe the 19-year-old fell into the harbour at Ramsey in the early hours of New Year’s Day.

CCTV footage of the harbour area in Ramsey shows what is almost certainly Joshua who tragically appears to have fallen into the harbour just after 1am on New Year’s Day.

A search and recovery operation continued today.

In a statement, Josh’s parents said: ‘We wish to thank everyone for their support at this difficult time.

‘We thank everyone who is currently taking part in the search and recovery operations that are taking place.

‘We have a special message for all of Josh’s friends. Please do not blame yourselves for what has happened. It was an accident and could not have been prevented. Please celebrate the happy memories that you have of Josh.’

A police spokesman said: ‘Our thoughts are with Josh’s parents, family and friends at this extremely difficult time.’

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