Tribute to the boy who died in the Thames between Cookham and Bourne End
Tributes are being paid after the death of a ‘esteemed and beloved’ teenager whose body was found after his disappearance in the Thames.
Jordan Veira was seen entering the river between Cookham and Bourne End, apparently before having difficulty.
Thames Valley Police and the Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service completed a search on Monday afternoon (May 31), announcing they had found a body on Tuesday morning.
The Maidenhead Rugby Club paid a heartfelt tribute to the 15-year-old, calling him a “valuable” member of the team.
The 15-year-old served with the club for three years and has been described as “well-liked”.
The tribute, which the club posted on their social media, said: “It is with great sadness that Maidenhead RFC has to announce that the young boy who died in the river at Bourne End this week was one of us.
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“Jordan was a valued and valued member of the U16 Maids with a great sense of humor and his strength and abilities increased within the team. The whole Maids family extend our love and condolences to his family and to his friends at this tragic moment.
Following the tribute, a number of supporters shared their respects, including rival clubs and Maidenhead RFC alumni.
Jordan’s tragic death is treated as unexplained but not suspicious, and a file is referred to the coroner.
Detective Inspector Mark Carolan, based at Reading Police Station, said: “Our thoughts remain with the boy’s family at this incredibly difficult time.
“I would like to thank the emergency services, local residents and Specialist Group International divers who helped our agents search for the boy.”