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The funeral of Jordan Cobb from Plymouth is due to take place in the city this lunchtime. The 16-year-old was last seen jumping from the ferry between Devonport and Torpoint on New Year's Eve.
Jordan's disappearance led to a major search of the River Tamar. His body was found just over a fortnight later and an inquest into his death has been opened and adjourned.
The service will be held at the Minster Church of St Andrew's in Plymouth at 12.30pm.
Jordan's family are asking for any donations to be made to the RNLI, which helped in the search for him.
It was confirmed today a body found in a river is that of missing Plymouth teenager, Jordan Cobb. Police believe the 16-year-old who was missing for more than three weeks may have jumped from the Torpoint ferry into the River Tamar over a £100 bet.
The inquest into Jordan's death, at which his identity was confirmed, was opened and adjourned. It was revealed he was still wearing earphones attached to his mobile phone when his body was recovered from the river. The coroner recorded drowning as the provisional cause of death.
The coroner said: "He was seen to surface and began swimming, but was then lost from sight." Today's hearing came as friends of the popular teenager set up a page on Facebook to help cover the cost of the funeral.
Jordan was on his way from Plymouth with a group of friends to a New Year's Eve party in Torpoint at the time. Witnesses raised the alarm at around 9pm but he was not seen alive again after entering the icy water and trying to swim to the shore, before disappearing from sight.