STAMFORD, Conn. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Friends and family said a final farewell Monday to the Greenwich High School student killed in a boating accident last week.
The funeral for 16-year-old Emily Fedorko was held at St. Clement Church in Stamford. Burial was to follow in Putnam Cemetery in Greenwich.
“She was always so happy and she had the best personality,” 16-year-old Lana Caroleo told WCBS 880’s Ginny Kosola. “And she was so beautiful. She was the best friend I’ve ever had.”
Fedorko died on Aug. 6 after she was struck by the propeller of a boat towing her and another teen who were tubing. Police said it appeared the boat struck the girls after they fell off the tube and the boat driver turned around to get them.
The other girl who was injured suffered a soft-tissue leg wound that required extensive stitching. Her injuries were not life-threatening.
Two other girls, also 16, were operating the boat. Authorities said the teenage girl who was driving the boat was licensed.
Following the tragic accident, Selectman Drew Marzullo reportedly asked state lawmakers to strengthen boating regulations to require adult supervision for licensed boaters between 16 and 18 years old, WCBS 880’s Sean Adams reported last week.
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