Emily Fedorko’s funeral following a tubing accident has been set for today. According to The Greenwich-Post, Fedorko will be laid to rest after her tragic and sudden death on Wednesday. The 16-year-old was out on a boat with some friends last week when a fun day of tubing went terribly wrong. Fedorko and a friend fell off the tube and got injured by the boat’s outboard propeller.
As previously reported by The Inquisitr, Fedorko’s friend sustained a soft tissue injury and is expected to make a full recovery. For Emily, however, her injuries were much worse. The fatal blow to Emily’s torso caused her to lose her life.
While Emily Fedorko’s funeral is going on, the tubing accident will still be investigated by police. Many things have been looked into, and it sounds like this was just a terrible accident. It has been confirmed that the teen girl who was driving the boat was licensed to do so. Also, police mentioned that alcohol was not a factor.
According to the report, visiting hours were set for Aug. 10. Emily’s parents have received a great deal of support and love during this difficult time. If you would like to make a donation in Emily’s honor, a foundation has been set up for you to do so.
“The family said that donations can be made in Emily’s memory to the Emily Catherine Fedorko Foundation at PO Box 72, Cos Cob, CT 06807. An online guestbook for people seeking to leave well wishes and sympathy for the family has been set up Bosakfuneralhome.com.”
Emily Fedorko’s funeral will not be easy. The tubing accident was something unforeseen and completely devastating. According to NBC 12, hundreds of people lined up for the young girl’s wake on Sunday. People who knew the family attended the services, and it is believed that residents in the area who wanted to wish the family peace also attended, even if they didn’t know Emily or her family personally.
Grief counselors were made available at Greenwich High School in Connecticut where Emily would have been a junior in the fall. Superintendent of Schools, William S. McKersie, shared the following about overcoming this tragedy.
“What we have to do from this loss given the spirit that Emily had and is clear to us is build forward. Build forward for the other three girls in involved and build forward for anyone else touched by this.”
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