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Funeral of Jordan Cobb to take place

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 Cobb was last seen jumping from the Torpoint ferry on New Year's Eve Credit: Devon & Cornwall Police

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.

An inquest has heard a body found in a river is that of missing Plymouth teenager, Jordan Cobb.

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.

Jordan Cobb
Jordan Cobb Credit: Devon and Cornwall police

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.

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Body found in River Tamar

The body was found near where the Torpoint ferry docks Credit: Chris Ison/PA Wire

A body has been found in the River Tamar near where a Plymouth teenager went missing two weeks ago. MoD police were called by a member of the public and sent a launch to the scene and recovered the body.

A huge search of the river took place after the disappearance of Jordan Cobb who was last seen jumping from the Torpoint Ferry on New Year's Eve.

Search continues for missing Jordan

Jordan Cobb was last seen jumping from the Torpoint Ferry at 9.15pm on New Year's Eve Credit: Devon & Cornwall Police

Police say around 50 people will be taking part in a co-ordinated search for missing teenager Jordan Cobb this morning.

Staff from the coastguard, Devon & Cornwall Police and Ministry of Defence Police will be scouring both sides of the River Tamar and the dockyard.

They're asking people to stay away from the foreshore and not to go out in boats, as they say it's not safe and will hamper the investigation.

The Devon search will go as far as the citadel, with the MOD searching the dockyard. On the Cornish side it will go from Mt Edgecumbe to Millbrook, including the St John’s and HMS Raleigh areas.

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