In addition, New Bern High School students Brittany Downs and Hailey Smith have created scholarship fund in Webb's name-- to help future New Bern High School baseball players get to college.

Details are still being finalized, but soon, any State Employees' Credit Union in Craven County will be accepting donations for the scholarship.

(We will post here once the scholarship fund is ready.)

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A memorial service is taking place Monday for a 15-year-old high school baseball player who died after falling from a boat into the Trent River.

The service for Tanner Webb started at 10 a.m. Monday at the baseball field of New Bern High School. Webb, who was a freshman left-handed pitcher at the school, wore No. 5. His jersey was retired during Monday's ceremony.

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission said the 15-year-old Webb fell from a 21-foot boat into the Trent River near Gull Pointe in River Bend before 4:30 p.m. Monday.

Teams using sonar found the 15-year-old's body in the Trent River near River Bend at about 12:55 p.m. Tuesday, said Brandon Lyon of N.C. Wildlife. The body was discovered not far from where the teen fell.

Webb's body was taken to Onslow Memorial Hospital for an autopsy, although an exact cause of death has not been released.

Brittany Downs is a New Bern High School junior and a friend of the victim. She said Webb had dreams of playing baseball at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill.

With that in mind, Downs and fellow junior Hailey Smith have created scholarship fund in Webb's name-- to help future New Bern High School baseball players get to college.

"Just because his dream was taken away from him, I don't think he would ever want to see it taken away from anybody else ," Downs told NewsChannel 12.

Details are still being finalized, but soon, any State Employees' Credit Union in Craven County will be accepting donations for the scholarship. An official at the credit union said they should be able to accept donations by the end of the week.

(We will post here once the scholarship fund is ready.)

"Tanner was all baseball. He was all about it and that's who we want [the donations] to go to because we know that's who he'd want it to go for," Smith said. "That's why we want to do this, so... it will just make him remembered everywhere."

Downs said she is happy to honor Tanner, but speaking about her friend in the past tense still feels unreal.

"I had just seen him that day in the hallway after our first exam and said, 'Hey,' and he said, 'I'm going on the boat because I don't have a second period review.' Within an hour or two, he's gone," Downs recalled. "Every time I think about it, it's just hard to believe his gone."

Pastor Jason Smith of Temple Baptist Church is a friend of Webb's family. He said they been on a roller coaster of emotions.

"It's going to take time. Healing is a process and they're just beginning," said Smith.

Another fund has also been set up in Webb's name, according to a family representative. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Tanner Webb Fund at the First Citizens Bank near the Harris Teeter on South Glenburnie Road in New Bern.

The Wildlife Resources Commission said six people, all younger than 18, were on the boat when Webb fell. The teen was reportedly not wearing a life jacket, the Coast Guard said.

Craven County sheriff candidate Chip Hughes said the boat is registered to his deceased father-in-law. Hughes told NewsChannel 12 his son was on that boat when the accident happened. Although there is no word on who the driver was, Hughes said "they had taken proper boater courses."

The Wildlife Resources Commission said the exact cause of the accident remains under investigation. N.C. Wildlife is in charge of  the investigation because the incident happened in a navigable waterway.

The District Attorney's Office is reviewing the case with N.C. Wildlife to determine if charges will be filed. Regardless of the decision, the name of the teen driving the boat won't be released because of age.

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