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Funeral for ferry jump boy Jordan Cobb

  • 31 January 2013
  • From the section England
Jordan Cobb
Jordan was with friends when he went missing on New Year's Eve

Hundreds have attended the funeral of a teenage boy who jumped from a ferry on New Year's Eve.

Jordan Cobb, 16, from Plymouth, jumped into the River Tamar from the Torpoint ferry, near the Cornish shore.

He was with friends when he leapt at about 21:15 GMT and did not resurface.

The service took place at St Andrew's Church in Plymouth with many pupils from his school, Stoke Damerel Community College, performing at the service.

The funeral featured a reading and some of Jordan's favourite music, including Wonderwall by Oasis.

Daily searches involving the police, coastguard and the Ministry of Defence were carried out after Jordan went missing, until his body was discovered on 16 January.

An inquest into his death opened in Plymouth last week where coroner Andrew Cox recorded drowning as the provisional cause of death following a post-mortem examination.

A police investigation into his death is ongoing with one line of inquiry being that he might have leapt from the ferry for a £100 bet.

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