Cleveland Police are issuing an Urgent Appeal to Trace Missing Grant Lowry, as members of the public gather to help in the search.
A friend of Grant Gav Jones has launched the appeal to ask members of the public to gather and help with the searches.
Grant was last seen around 8pm yesterday evening (Weds 1st June) in the Hartlepool area and may have been headed towards the Summerhill area.
His family have issued a new photo (below) in the appeal to help find him.
Grant is believed to have been wearing a dark coloured Under Armour tracksuit and carrying a black Adidas backpack.
Anyone who may have seen Grant or anyone who may know of his whereabouts is asked to call Cleveland Police as a matter of urgency on 101, quoting incident number 093521.