More than 200 people came together in prayer Wednesday evening to remember and honor 17-year-old Jacob Samusenko.....
His tragic death was ruled an accidental drowning.
His mother, alongside the family's pastor thanked the crowd for their support in working to find him.
"I would like the say thank you to everyone who support my family to be prayer for my family and god bless everyone," says Nadezhda Samusenko, Jacob's mother.
Some in attendance were family, some friends... And some were volunteers who were hoping to find the missing teen.
"We care about one another and God doesn't let us suffer alone. He doesn't give us what we can't handle," says Lyubov Rafferty, Jacob's Cousin.
Jacob's closest friends tell us the bay was a place he loved. They say the vigil was a send off their life long pal would have appreciated.
"It brought back a lot of memories. We used to run on this route before." says Ilya Kharkovskiy, Jacob's Best Friend
After a long snowy day, the sky opened up as Jacob's mother tossed a wreath of flowers into the bay, to honor her son.
Family members say it has been an emotional two months..... And knowing Jacob is in a better place offers some closure.
"He's in a better place. He's happier but we don't grieve for him. We grieve for our loss," says Rafferty.
If you want to donate to the family, a fund is set up at