GREENWICH, Conn. -- Friends, classmates, community members and even people who had never met her mourned the Greenwich girl who died in a tragic boating accident Wednesday.
Emily Fedorko, 16, would have been a junior this fall at Greenwich High School. She was an honors student and gymnast. She died after becoming entangled in a boat propeller while tubing on Long Island Sound off Greenwich Point Park, police said.
Greenwich First Selectman Peter Tesei said the community was shaken by the death.
"This is a profound loss for the Greenwich community. Certainly our hearts go out to the Fedorko family," Tesei said at a press conference held at police headquarters.
Many people turned to social media to express their sadness. Here is a sample of condolences collected from Twitter.
"Knowing that we were hanging out at this exact time last summer is unbelievable... I'll never understand why the good die so young," said Anthony via Twitter @Anttari.
Garrett Indich via Twitter @garr3tt said, "My heart skipped a beat then dropped when I heard the news yesterday... @Emily_Fedorko You will always be loved and never forgotten."
Others offered prayers and thoughts for her family.
"Rest in peace Emily Fedorko. My thoughts and prayers go out to your family," said Catherine Vanech via Twitter @VanechVanech.
Condolences were offered for the other families connected to the accident.
"Praying for anyone involved or affected by today's accident," said Pearl Cadigan via Twitter @pearlcadigan.
Jen d said via Twitter @jendemasi said "Prayers with all the families involved in this tragedy. It's a sad day."
"My condolences to all those involved in and affected by the accident today. Praying for you all," said DK via Twitter @Dakota_Sarcone.
Many of the Tweets included hearts, hugs, tears, angels and praying hands.
"This beautiful girl didn't deserve to die, she was so sweet, so full of life, it honestly breaks my heart," said Princess via Twitter @Tu_Cut3xLes.
"Found out that one of my high school friends passed away. It just makes me feel so empty. She had her whole life ahead of her," said Kyra Colaco via Twitter @kyracola.
Robin via Twitter @robin_johnson1 said, "Rest in peace Emily. You will be missed so much. Heaven gained an angel today. Love you."
Kaitlyn Iobbi via Twitter @kmiobbi said "I can't believe this happened. You were so young and didn't deserve to die. We will miss you."
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