At last Jordan Cobb's body is formally identified as inquest opens
AN inquest has opened into the death of teenager Jordan Cobb, as his body was formally identified.
It was also revealed that Jordan was found with headphones in his ears and still attached to his HTC mobile phone, and was wearing a pair of new trainers.
Jordan, 16, jumped from a ferry travelling from Devonport to Torpoint on New Year's Eve, and after a huge search operation the body was recovered on January 16.
Yesterday morning an inquest was opened and adjourned by Coroner Andrew Cox who recorded drowning as the provisional cause of death following a post-mortem examination.
The inquest heard that after jumping from the ferry, Jordan was briefly seen to re-surface about 70 metres from the Torpoint side of the river before disappearing from view.
Mr Cox said he was confident the body was that of Jordan due to a number of distinctive tattoos.
Police believe the former Stoke Damerel College student may have jumped from the ferry following a £100 bet.
Emergency services carried out extensive searches for Jordan in the weeks after he went missing, with police, MoD, Coastguard, Dartmoor Search and Rescue, helicopters and divers scouring the river, the shoreline, Plymouth Sound and a number of bays and inlets around the coast.
Friends of Jordan also carried out their own searches.
The body was eventually discovered on the Torpoint side of the ferry crossing by a member of the public.
Hundreds of messages were left on Facebook after the news of the identification was announced yesterday.
Tom Preston wrote: "RIP Jordan Cobb. Thinking of his family and friends."
Kirsty Louise Gregson said: "So glad your family can put you to rest."
A spokesman for Devon and Cornwall Police said Jordan's family members have been informed of the latest developments and a police investigation is ongoing.