FRIENDS and family have rallied together to show their love and support for a Southampton teen who died after entering the River Itchen.

A fundraiser has been set up in memory of 15-year-old, Marcel Wochna.

By yesterday afternoon, it had raised more than £2,000–with the figure still rising.

The money has been donated by 151 people so far and will go towards funeral costs and giving the teenager the best send-off possible.

The fundraiser was set up by Zoe Millington and her son Dylan - a close friend of Marcel.

Daily Echo: Marcel Wochna.Marcel Wochna.

Zoe said: “I wanted to show love and support from the friends and the parents of the friends. And we just want to come together as a community.”

In a statement on the GoFundMe page, she added: “My son Dylan and I are trying to raise money for his friend Marcel’s mum and sister to help towards funeral costs and giving him the best send-off possible.

“He was a very well-liked and popular young man, and we are all devastated for his family. He will be greatly missed by Dylan and his friends.”

Daily Echo: Floral tributes left on Cobden Bridge.Floral tributes left on Cobden Bridge.

Zoe told the Daily Echo that she plans to try and raise as much money as she can.

She described Marcel as a lovely lad and praised Bitterne Park School - where Marcel had been a pupil - for its support for grieving youngsters.

Fundraiser contributors have posted their heartfelt tributes over the last 24 hours.

One woman said: “My heart hurts for you at the loss of your beautiful boy.”

Another donor added: “My thoughts and condolences to you all on your very sad, heartbreaking loss.”

Floral tributes have since been laid at Cobden Bridge - where Marcel was last seen entering the River Itchen at around midnight on Sunday.

His body was found two days later on the eastern banks of the river near Hazel Road in Woolston.

Daily Echo: Search and rescue teams spent two days looking for Marcel.Search and rescue teams spent two days looking for Marcel.

However, the case has now been referred to the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC), following a death after police contact.

On the night Marcel was last seen alive, officers had been alerted to reports of criminal damage being caused at Cobden Marine Court.

To donate, visit the Marcel Wochna fundraiser on GoFundMe.