THE FAMILY of Gomeroi man Gordon Copeland will have to wait until next year to learn the findings of the coronial inquest into his death.
The 22-year-old disappeared into the Gwydir River near Moree during a police incident in the early hours of July 10 last year.
His body was found three months later during a renewed, multi-agency search.
The state coroner, magistrate Teresa O'Sullivan, heard evidence from police officers and family members across two weeks from July 18.
She has now set down her findings to be delivered in February, next year, at the same Moree court.
It will come more than 18 months after Mr Copeland's death and 16 months after his body was found by police divers.
Recommendations from counsel were heard near the end of the inquest last week, including a call for a new law to be made in Mr Copeland's name.
Barrister Bill Neild told the court the Copeland family had asked him to strongly advocate for "Gordon's Law".
He said it related to police pursuing people - whether they were suspected of committing a crime or for some other reason - near a dangerous body of water.
Counsel assisting the coroner Dr Peggy Dwyer said she was going to suggest the coroner make a recommendation for the consideration of the NSW Police Commissioner.
Counsel put forward written recommendations at the end of the two-week inquest on Friday last week.
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