Last month, May 25, a group of friends mourned the loss of 17-year-old Cuong Uong.
Uong was swimming in Lake Washington this past weekend and his friends were not able to help the teen who was drowning.
His girlfriend Linh Ly said,“He and his friends were yelling for help. I didn`t hear anything.”
Friends say Cuong was a good swimmer, making the drowning even more devastating and implausible.
“I didn`t even get to say goodbye,” Ly added.
During the waterside memorial, the girlfriend tried to get close to the spot where Cuong drowned.
She was mourning for her loss but also grieving for Cuong`s parents. They are currently struggling to pay for his funeral.
Cuong and his father moved to the United States from Vietnam three years ago. The family doesn’t have a lot of money so after a day of school, Cuong would work overnights cleaning businesses to save money. His girlfriend says he wanted to use the money to bring his mom over from Vietnam.
The family has set up a fund to help with funeral costs. (end)
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